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Microgravity

Microgravity

Astronaut Edward M. (Mike) Fincke, Expedition 9 NASA science officer and flight engineer aboard the International Space Station, juggles fresh fruit in microgravity.
Courtesy of NASA.

What is microgravity? How is it created? And how does it impact astronauts during spaceflight? Gregory Vogt, EdD, provides answers to these and other questions about the near weightless conditions in space.

Author(s): Joanne R. Lupton, PhD
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Overview: Tuffs Bed Rest Study Protocol

Importance of Radiation Exposure as a Risk to Astronaut Health

Why Do Skeletal Muscle Fibers Atrophy During Space Flight?

Human Muscle Response Under Different Conditions of Unloading

Knee Extensor Muscle Size in Response to Different States of Unloading

Consequences of the Muscle Atrophy Response

Strategies to Conserve Muscle Mass

Portfolio of the NSBRI Muscle Team

Human Study

SPACE CYCLE: A Human-Powered Centrifuge and Hypergravity Exercise Gym

Practical Applications: Muscles and Exercise

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