• The degree to which studies of fundamental cellular and physiological mechanisms are addressed in each discipline program.

  • The balance between ground and flight investigations.

  • NASA plans for the development and validation of physiological and psychological countermeasures.

  • Plans for validation of animal models.

  • Extent to which programs are supporting new, advanced technologies and methodologies.

In order to carry out such a study, the committee will no doubt find it necessary to visit make site visits to the NASA centers responsible for directing or carrying out biomedical research. We understand that completion of the study would require approximately two years from its inception, so that delivery of a report in the fall of 2000 might be reasonably expected.


Joan Vernikos, Ph.D.


Life Sciences Division

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