Gilles Clément received the "2008 Life Sciences Book Award" of the International Academy of Astronautics for his book "Artificial Gravity". This book
reviews the principle and rationale for using artificial gravity during long duration space missions, and describes the current options proposed, including a short-radius centrifuge contained within a spacecraft. Experts from the ESA Topical Team on Artificial Gravity also provide recommendations on the research needed to assess how centrifugation can help limit deconditioning of physiological systems due to microgravity.
Since 1960, The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) has brought together the world’s foremost experts in the disciplines of astronautics on a regular basis to recognize the accomplishments of their peers, to explore and discuss cutting-edge issues in space research and technology, and to provide direction and guidance in the non-military uses of space and the ongoing exploration of the solar system. The Academy administers awards are given by the Board of Trustees in recognition of excellence in the fields of science and technology. The Book Awards are given annually to recognize excellence in publication.
Mise à jour 26/09/2011