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Exercise to improve g tolerance

July 5, 2017

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We’re thinking about the following populations: Race car drivers Fighter pilots Acrobatic pilots Space tourists Mars landers Impact sports, boxing, MMA, football, may find the neck training section helpful too. – Why can g forces be a problem? How much can we withstand before injury? How many gs for how long Body positioning Reclined seats […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #19

May 24, 2017

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment:   Technology is disrupting jobs the least amount, ever??? A hard hitting paper […]

How quickly can your brain atrophy?

March 29, 2017

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A great way to appreciate “if you don’t use it, you lose it” is to be casted up. Less than a couple months later, take the cast off, and that limb looks like carnage. That doesn’t tell the whole story though. A broken bone might mean being in a cast for 6-8 weeks. What if […]

Looking at the association between Apollo astronauts and cardiovascular disease- is it a good thing?

February 1, 2017

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Space is awesome. Going to Mars is awesome. It’s important to do. I’m not going to make an argument why, but you can see one here. A problem for human spaceflight is countering the negative impacts of moving in an environment where gravity is less than Earth’s. This is the predominant impetus for some space posts I’ll have, […]