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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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Behaviors of Mixtures

A Sample Solution

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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