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Studying the effects of galactic cosmic radiation on astro- and microbiological model systems

Fujimori, Akira and Beblo-Vranesevic, Kristina and Leuko, Stefan and Moeller, Ralf (2018) Studying the effects of galactic cosmic radiation on astro- and microbiological model systems. Seitai no kagaku (Science of human body), 69 (2), pp. 157-161. Tōkyō : Igaku Shoin, 1967. ISSN 0370-9531.

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Abstract

In-depth knowledge regarding the biological effects of the radiation field in space is required for assessing the radiation risks in space. Within the last 50 years, space technology has provided tools for transporting terrestrial life beyond this protective magnetic field in order to study in situ responses to selected conditions of space (reviewed in Horneck et al., 2010). From a biological perspective applicable to simple and complex organisms (ranging from biomolecules and microorganisms to humans) various influential physical modifications such as increased radiation exposure were experienced onboard an orbiting spacecraft in low Earth orbit (LEO), out- and inside the International Space Station (ISS), orbiting Moon or on the way to other astrobiological-interesting targets (Mars or icy moons of Saturn or Jupiter). The majority of experiments on microorganisms in space were performed using Earth-orbiting robotic spacecraft, e.g., the Russian Foton satellites (FOTON) and the European Retrievable Carrier (EURECA), or human-tended spacecraft, such as space shuttles and space stations, e.g., MIR and ISS (reviewed in Nicholson, 2009; Nicholson et al., 2009; Horneck et al., 2010).

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/118346/
Document Type:Article
Title:Studying the effects of galactic cosmic radiation on astro- and microbiological model systems
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Fujimori, AkiraNational Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS), Research Center for Radiation Safety, Chiba, Japan,UNSPECIFIED
Beblo-Vranesevic, KristinaRadiation Biology Department, Institute of Aerospace Medicine, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Cologne, Germany; kristina.beblo (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4834-7121
Leuko, StefanRadiation Biology Department, Institute of Aerospace Medicine, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Cologne, Germanyhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0423-0896
Moeller, RalfRadiation Biology Department, Institute of Aerospace Medicine, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Cologne, Germany; ralf.moeller (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2371-0676
Date:January 2018
Journal or Publication Title:Seitai no kagaku (Science of human body)
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:69
Page Range:pp. 157-161
Publisher:Tōkyō : Igaku Shoin, 1967
ISSN:0370-9531
Status:Published
Keywords:Galactic Cosmic Radiation, Astrobiology, Microbiology
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R FR - Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Strahlenbiologie (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Radiation Biology
Deposited By: Kopp, Kerstin
Deposited On:12 Mar 2018 12:09
Last Modified:01 Oct 2020 14:11

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