Browsing All posts tagged under »nasa«

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, […]

An example of how tough it is to study humans

May 8, 2015

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As part of the aerospace engineering and human spaceflight course I recently took, we were looking at disturbances in human equilibrium after spaceflight. Funky things happen to people in space due to microgravity. One of those things is a decreased ability to orient yourself when coming back into earth’s gravity. You can incur some odd […]