January 15, 1990 |
The Columbia astronauts soared past the halfway point of their 10-day space journey Sunday, focusing on experiments and photography as they spent a more relaxed day orbiting the Earth. After releasing one satellite and rescuing another last week, the five astronauts turned their attention to the mission's secondary goals--several scientific and medical tests. "Welcome on board Columbia on a Sunday afternoon," commander Daniel C.
November 19, 2006 |
Resting on a hospital bed beneath a tie-dyed wall hanging, Pamela Sakuda felt a tingling sensation. Then bright colors started shimmering in her head. She had been depressed since being diagnosed with colon cancer two years earlier, but as the experimental drug took hold, she felt the sadness sweep away from her, leaving in its wake an overpowering sense of connection to loved ones, followed by an inner calm. "It was like an epiphany," said Sakuda, 59, recalling the 2005 drug treatment.
October 30, 1993 |
The space shuttle Columbia's astronauts got an orbital workout Friday as they pedaled at full speed around the world to see how their bodies were holding up after nearly two weeks in space. One by one, the crew members worked their way from 30% of maximum exercise capacity on the shuttle's stationary cycle to 60% and then to 100%. They breathed into a tube connected to a gas analyzer as they cycled; their heart rates and blood pressures also were monitored.
May 7, 1990
Are you kidding? "Animals or Humans?" Shouldn't it be animals and plants and humans? Earth Day isn't even cold yet and The Times arrogance and ignorance are regrettably--even tearfully--promulgated by an unthinking and unfeeling editorial laureate for vivisectionist anxiety. Even if your specious logic were valid, the premise is still pathetic.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1997 |
As a 16-year-old Van Nuys High School student, Dimitry Bar has witnessed more surgical procedures--ranging from hysterectomies to complicated births--than most people would care to in a lifetime. What really makes him squeamish, though, has nothing to do with scalpels or blood. "The scariest thing I've seen here is that people get laid off in the health-care industry because of things like HMOs," he said.
June 22, 1996 |
The doctors aboard the space shuttle Columbia served as patients Friday, slipping on bulky goggles for a study of motion sickness and strapping their feet into a muscle-measuring machine. It was the first full day in orbit for the seven shuttle astronauts, who set out Thursday on a 16- or 17-day flight to test the effects of weightlessness on the body. Two-thirds of all astronauts suffer from space motion sickness, whose symptoms include nausea and vertigo.