Friday, January 11, 2013

Space Medicine (1951)

An adult book rather than a child's but significant in the history of the promotion of spaceflight. On March 3, 1950 a conference was held about "space medicine". This was one of the first professional conferences to explore how humans might react to the spaceflight environment. This book is a collection of some of the experts who presented at that conference.

Marbarger, John Porter. Space medicine; the human factor in flights beyond the earth. Urbana, IL:  Univ. of Illinois Press, 1951.

In fact this may have been the first "popular" book about space biology. Here is an illustration speculating what kind of plants might be on Mars.


  1. Thank you very much for this post!!!, I was needing info about this book!!!. Best wishes, X.