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): David R. Caprette, PhD
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Seeking Countermeasures to the Deleterious Effects of Space Travel on Skeletal Muscle
Motor Units and Musculoskeletal System
Myosin, the “Motor” Molecule
The Pattern of Skeletal Myosin Heavy Chain (MHC) Isoform Transitions
Why Do Skeletal Muscle Fibers Atrophy During Space Flight?
Skeletal Muscle and Loading State
Absolute and Relative Muscle Weight in Response to Muscle Unloading in Rodents
Knee Extensor Muscle Size in Response to Different States of Unloading
Muscles Regulate Both Their Size and Phenotype in Response to Loading Conditions
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