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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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Muscle Wasting Countermeasure Studies for NSBRI

Protocol for Wolfe et al. 28-day Bed Rest Study

The Whole Individual Adequate Energy Intake is Critical

Overview

Motor Units and the Musculoskeletal System II

Myosin is the Muscle’s “Motor Protein”

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

Muscles Regulate Both Their Size and Phenotype in Response to Loading Conditions

Strategies to Conserve Muscle Mass

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