This chapter provides a brief history of space flight, with an emphasis on the role of life sciences in the space program. A detailed table including the nearly 400 neuroscience experiments performed by all countries from Vostok-3 (August 1962) to the ISS Expedition-15 on board the International Space Station (from June to October 2007) completes this overview.
KeywordsInternational Space Station European Space Agency Space Flight Space Shuttle Flight Duration
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