Work, exercise, and space flight. 1 : Operations, environment, and effects of spaceflight
- Thornton, William
- Oct 1, 1989.
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- The selection, training, and operations of space flight impose significant physical demands which seem to be adequately met by the existing physical training facilities and informal individual exercise programs. The professional astronaut population has, by selection, better than average health and physical capacity. The essentials of life on earth are adequately met by the spacecraft. However, as the human body adapts to weightlessness, it is compromised for the usual life on earth, but readaptation is rapid. Long term flight without countermeasures will produce major changes in the cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. There is strong theoretical and experimental evidence from 1-g studies and limited in-flight evidence to believe that exercise is a key counter-measure to many of these adaptations.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19910001265.
Accession ID: 91N10578.
Workshop on Exercise Prescription for Long-Duration Space Flight; p 23-30.
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