Collection of materials related to NASA's Flight Crew Health Stabilization Program: a group of 12 Flight Crew Health Stabilization Program posters, three of which depict Snoopy, measuring approximately 21 x 16, describing policies on reporting illnesses and providing definitions of primary and secondary contacts; five 3.5 x 4.5 decals featuring humorous health-related comics; two versions of the Flight Crew Health Stabilization Program (Revisions A and B, October 26, 1970 and April 27, 1971), which detail astronaut medical requirements, astronaut preflight activities, epidemiological surveillance, facility requirements, security operations, and other info; and an Apollo 17 medical requirements document, 29 pages, plus cover letter dated October 12, 1972. In overall very good to fine condition, with a few stains and ownership notations to the manuals, and some paper loss and toning to one poster. The health of astronauts became a renewed focus after one of the members of the Apollo 13 prime crew, Ken Mattingly, was exposed to rubella by a backup crewman, Charlie Duke. As Mattingly had no immunity to the disease, he had to be replaced on the mission by Jack Swigert. The Flight Crew Health Stabilization Program was conceived and implemented for the Apollo 14 mission and beyond in an effort to minimize the potential exposure of astronauts to infectious disease. From the collection of Dan Schaiewitz, who worked as Extravehicular Crew Training Engineer at KSC. View Dan's many Collect Space posts here. Engineer Dan Schaiewitz gives us a fascinating firsthand glimpse into his experiences on the cutting edge of space exploration during the Apollo missions, in this podcast.
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