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dc.contributor.advisor Marcia Bartusiak. en_US
dc.contributor.author Corley, Anne-Marie en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Graduate Program in Science Writing. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-28T17:01:41Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-28T17:01:41Z
dc.date.copyright 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/54560
dc.description Thesis (S.M. in Science Writing)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Humanities, Graduate Program in Science Writing, 2009. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 31-35). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Reentry" most often evokes an image of the space shuttle flying through earth's atmosphere, glowing hot from friction, then landing on the runway and rolling to a halt. By then, the astronauts' job is finished. The hard part is over. Adjusting after six months in space - or even two weeks - should be a snap. But there's more to coming home than landing on solid ground. This thesis presents the little-known story of what happens once the Space Shuttle or Soyuz capsule returns to earth. It covers physical effects on astronauts transitioning from microgravity to earth gravity, as well as psychological effects such as post-flight depression, reintegration with family, frequent travel for publicity, and getting back to normal life. In addition to reference books, articles and memoirs, this thesis draws on interviews with shuttle and space station astronauts, NASA flight surgeons, medical researchers, and psychological support personnel to describe a part of the space program the public rarely sees. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Anne-Marie Corley. en_US
dc.format.extent 35 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Graduate Program in Science Writing. en_US
dc.title Reentry en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M.in Science Writing en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Graduate Program in Science Writing. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 567643194 en_US


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