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Update thesis Edwin Mulder (under Publications / Thesis)
Update thesis Bacabac (under Publications / Thesis)
Update (29 Jan. 2004) : Update experiment program for Dutch Soyuz Mission (DSM). Currently launch foreseen on 19th April 2004 @ ~07.15 hrs. Moscow time.
Update (16 Oct. 2003) : Update experiment program for Dutch Soyuz Mission (DSM). Currently launch foreseen on 19th April 2004.
Update (5 June 2003) includes update for the DSM (Dutch Soyuz Mission) current experimetal program.
Update (6 December 2002) includes the news that the Dutch ESA astronaut / cosmonaut Andre Kuipers has been selected for a flight to the International Space Station in late 2003. You may read more about this on the ESA web site and the site of the Dutch Space Agency, SRON. You may also go to the 'Student Projects' as we did them some time ago with André. "See the vaious Space Papers. (in Dutch) by the students from the Were Di high school in Valkenswaard (NL).
Update (5 August 2002) includes the complete academic thesis by Robert de Bruijn entitled: "Heat Transfer in a Critical Fluid under Microgravity Conditions - a Spacelab Experiment -"'. University of Amsterdam, Tuesday 9th March 1999.
Update 1 August 2002. General update navigation features.
Update (19 July 2002) includes the complete academic thesis by Eric Sondag entitled: 'The effects of Hypergravity on Function and Structure of the Peripheral Vestibular System'. Academic Medical Center (AMC) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), 1 November, 1996.
End of June 2002 a petition has been set up for the NASA established Task Force "Research Maximization and Prioritization (ReMAP)". This Task Force was set up by NASA Administrator Mr. Sean O'Keefe and had to the task to evaluate the future of the International Space Station regarding utilization. The web-based ISS science user petition was set up to channel our concern on this issue and to stress the scientific use of the ISS. Persons could enter their name to the petition which about 530 people did. You may read the original text of the petition and go to the list of subscribers.
This update, (22 April 2002) includes the academic thesis by Jeroen Gerrits entitled: 'Dynamics of Liquid-Filled Spacecraft. Numerical Simulation of Coupled Solid-Liquid Dynamics'. Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 21 december 2001 and updates on the DUC and DESC pages.
This update, (16 April 2002) includes, besides some maintenance and link updates, the complete academic thesis from Tjaart Molenkamp of the University of Groningen in the area of fluid entitled: 'Marangoni convection, mass transfer and microgravity.'His defence at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, was 6th November 1998.
Update of the site (14 March 2002). General updates, added references / papers, links and updated formmail script.
Update of the site (18 July 2001). Restructure of Link Page, update of statistics references, addition of some full papers of the the 3rd NL Gravity & Astrobiology Symposium (15/16 May 2001).
Update of the site (3 July 2001). Actual presentations of the 3rd NL Gravity & Astrobiology Symposium (15/16 May 2001). (Some are still pending)
Update of the site (18 June 2001). Biopack Facility update.
Update of the site (12 June 2001). Major makeover of the complete site.
Update of the site (14 May 2001). Program and abstracts of next 3rd NL Gravity & Astrobiology Symposium (15/16 May 2001).
Update of the site (2 May 2001). Program of next 3rd NL Gravity & Astrobiology Symposium (15/16 May 2001), update internal and outside links, name Frame pages for indexing.
Update van de site (22 March 2001); implementatie van een Nederlandstalig deel aangaande Leerlingen en Studenten Projecten en een aantal updates en uitbreiding van links.
Update of the site (6 March 2001); implementation of a Search engine and new and updated links in the field of astrobiology.
Update of the site (25 Febr. 2001); implementation of the OSIC (Organics under Simulated Interstellar Conditions) facility, new and updated links in the field of astrobiology
Update of the site (21 Feb. 2001). Announcement of next NL-Symposium (15/16 May 2001), update internal and outside links.
Update of the site (19 Dec. 2000); mirror site for some NASA educational modules, new and updated links, updated pictures ground research instruments, links to various User Support Centers in Europe.
Update of the site (15 Nov. 2000) mainly include new references in publications, Biopack page including glovebox and addition and update of links.
Update of the site (13 Sept. 2000) mainly include the introduction of the Human Rated Centrifuge to complete the gamma of hypergravity facilities ranging from single cells to human beings, renewed / updated links, updated list of Publications.
Update of the site (14 Aug 2000) are Job opportunity, some new links, navigation improvements, general counter addition.
Update of the site (3 July 2000) are navigation improvements for the Dutch language and links updates.
Update of the site (24 May 2000) are mainly navigation improvements.
Update of the site (10 May 2000) includes biology project on 'Hypertaugé' by Adrian de Groot Ruiz en Chris Weel from the Christelijk Gymnasium Utrecht (NL), on the response of taugé roots in at various gravity levels and directions.
Update of the site (20 April 2000) includes the thesis from Dr. Lansberg entitled ' Problemen der Ruimtevaartgeneeskde' ('The Problems of Space Medicine') published in 1958. This historic but still very interesting and illustrative thesis provides the knowledge on spaceflight medicine a year after Sputnik. It gives an overview of all medical aspects: physiology, psychology, but also the interaction with spacecraft engineering.
At times you will encounter romantic, philosophical and
humorous passages. Besides the 'Summary' this thesis is in the Dutch language.
In 1960 an English version of the thesis was published in the series 'Elsevier
Monographs' entitled: 'A Primer of Space Medicine' with a foreword by Werner
von Braun. When possible we will publish this version as well.
This update also includes the most recent thesis in the area of gravitational pgysiology / biology. It is the work of Eyal Rosenzweig entitled: ' "Navigation organs of the oriental hornet. The ocelli and ciliated sensory epithelium of the head. Micromorphology, function and homeostasis."His defence at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, was 5th January 2000.
This update also additional text for the thesis from van Loon (1995).
Update of the site (7 April 2000) includes some new links and general maintenance.
Update of the site (14 Mar. 2000) includes the academic thesis 'About horizontal self-motion perception' by Barbara Mesland (see under Publications / Acad. Thesis), update and expansion of links and intro page.
Update of the site (16 Febr. 2000) includes a literature study 'The use of in-flight exercise protocols to minimize muscle atrophy and osteoporosis during prolonged spaceflight' by Olivier de Hon (VU Amsterdam), NL-Symposium Symp. papers update, update and expansion of links .
Update of the site (4 Febr. 2000) includes updates of the presentations as given during the 2nd NL-Symposium Symposium, 10th December 1999, Amsterdam, new links to ISS and Mars sites and Dutch sites, updated figures for Biopack, various updated links.
Our Dutch program manager 'External Projects' (which includes gravity related research) Dr. Marc Heppener has left SRON and started his new position at ESA/ESTEC. His successor is Dr. Rolf de Groot. Dr. de Groot has had previous experience in the field of gravitational research. See under 'Publications' - 'Academic Thesis' - 'Rolf de Groot'.
Update of the site (7 Jan. 2000) includes some of the presentations as given during the 2nd NL-Symposium Symposium, 10th December 1999, Amsterdam, new links to ISS and Mars sites, new literature references (1998/1999), navigation update.