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My visit to the 20th annual Mars Society conference

October 25, 2017

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The Mars Society is an advocacy group for human settlement of Mars. In brief, going to Mars, or other celestial bodies, is important because we can’t stay on Earth forever. Whether it be finite resources, potential dinosaur like asteroid, or the ever expanding sun, we need to go other places. There are two impediments to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Can resistance bands improve bone density?

March 25, 2016

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I think space is awesome. I think going to Mars is awesome. I think 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 […]