[FPSPACE] Zond 6 redux

Geert Sassen geertsassen at gmail.com
Mon Jul 27 10:12:59 EDT 2015


I remember reading somewhere that turtoises were selected because they
could survive for many days without food and water. They are pretty tough
creatures so they didn't need all the extra weight of a complicated LSS.

Weight was most probably a major concern on those missions.

Regards,

Geert
On 27 Jul 2015 19:27, "Peter Pesavento" <pjp961 at svol.net> wrote:

>  Everyone,
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> Thanks for the elucidations on the potential biological payloads for Zond
> 6.
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> And now, a linked question (if anyone knows the answer, please hold forth):
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> What type of critter would be most advantageous to use to test for
> radiobiological effects, reentry stress, and bone decalcification issues?
> (Especially on a circumlunar journey such as a Zond mission.)
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> Would turtles do that?
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> Would rabbits do that?
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> Would dogs do that?
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> Other kinds of creatures?
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> Thanks in advance for your responses.
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