Animals and Technology in Space: A Perspective from Aerospace Engineering to Veterinary Medicine

Andres D. Reina, Jose Cornejo, Sergio Galvis-Forero, Eduardo Guzman, Reynaldo Oliva-Hernandez

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Abstract

Animals have been considered the forerunners of human-manned space travel. From the beginning, engineers and veterinarians have worked together to design technologies that support biological and physiological needs in microgravity conditions through the design and implementation of habitats as a means of transport and animal health monitoring systems in space. Therefore, the Division of Space Veterinary Medicine developed an international study in order to present a literature review of the innovative synergistic connection between aerospace engineering and veterinary medicine in space research and exploration. The studied species were selected according to their historical antecedents and scientific contributions based on their phylogenetic characteristics from the largest to the smallest scale. The primates due to its similarity to humans, the dog due to its behavior and social character, the rodent as a pioneering model in biomedical sciences and a section of other animals of deep interest. Also, the article presents life support and environmental control systems, which are designed to sustain life in space. Finally, this is the first research conducted in Latin America which summarizes the historical data related to animals in space.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInHeNce 2021 - 2021 IEEE International Conference on Health, Instrumentation and Measurement, and Natural Sciences
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665441810
ISBN (Print)9781665441810
DOIs
StatePublished - 14 Jul 2021
Event2021 IEEE International Conference on Health, Instrumentation and Measurement, and Natural Sciences, InHeNce 2021 - Virtual, Medan, Indonesia
Duration: 14 Jul 202116 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameInHeNce 2021 - 2021 IEEE International Conference on Health, Instrumentation and Measurement, and Natural Sciences

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE International Conference on Health, Instrumentation and Measurement, and Natural Sciences, InHeNce 2021
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityVirtual, Medan
Period14/07/2116/07/21

Keywords

  • animal
  • engineering
  • habitat
  • life support systems
  • space technologies
  • veterinary

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