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What Space Does to the Human Body

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Astronaut Dave Wolf performing a spacewalk on the Endeavour in July, 2009. Astronaut Dave Wolf performing a spacewalk on the Endeavour in July, 2009. (NASA)

New York Times reporter Kenneth Chang talks about how spending time in space affect the human body--from swollen heads to brittle bones to atrophied muscles and more. In his article "Bodies Not Made for Space," Chang looks at how NASA is working to understand these heath effects and solve them.

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Kenneth Chang

Comments [3]

jf from fgh

If frozen in space, could the brain could become a super conductor?

Feb. 06 2014 06:01 PM
David

The longest spaceflight was by Valeri Polyakov for 438 days (1994-1995) on Mir.

Feb. 06 2014 01:51 PM
Tony from Canarsie

Fantastic photo!

Feb. 06 2014 01:07 PM

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