Spinning bed-ridden people in a centrifuge for the good of astronaut health

Space travel is incredibly taxing on the human body and ironically, the best way to simulate that is by staying in bed for long periods. The lack of gravity in space means that muscles and bones begin to waste away, and scientists have been studying these health effects on Earth with extended bed-rest experiments. In the latest of these studies, those beds will be put in a centrifuge to mimic artificial gravity, to see if that can help offset the issues... Continue Reading Spinning bed-ridden people in a centrifuge for the good of astronaut health Category: Space Tags: Astronauts Bed ESA Gravity Health NASA Space Travel

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Thu 21 Mar 19 from Discover Magazine

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Wed 13 Mar 19 from Phys.org

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