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Measuring Body Changes During Spaceflight

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Space Station Live: Measuring Body Changes During Spaceflight

NASA Public Affairs Officer Brandi Dean talks with Dr. Rajulu, principal investigator for the Body Measures experiment taking place aboard the International Space Station. This study collects anthropometric data to help researchers understand the magnitude and variability of the changes to body measurements during spaceflight. Predicting these changes will maximize crew performance, prevent injury and reduce time spent altering or adjusting spacesuits and workstations. The investigation also could help scientists understand the effects of prolonged bed rest, which produces physiological changes similar to those experienced in microgravity.

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Source: NASA - Multimedia

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