In the new experiment, NASA astronauts will be two months still lying on the bed
Space travel in zero gravity on the human body have a devastating impact. Due to Earth's gravity people willy-nilly to keep your body and muscles are constantly trained. In zero gravity of human muscles are completely relaxed and quickly atrophy, so ICN members have to exercise at least two hours a day. Ahead of humanity waiting for long flights to Mars and other planets, so the space agency are looking for a way to reduce the effects of weightlessness. To do this, they have to conduct very strict experiments.
Many will be surprised that the best way to simulate the absence of gravity on the Earth - is to make a person a long time to lie on the bed. In the supine position with the body of people there is the same as that in space: muscle atrophy, and the blood ceases to circulate properly through the body.
This is a hard experiment to hold space agencies NASA and ESA: since March 25, for two months, 24 participants will be lying in bed Medical Center Envihab in Cologne, Germany. Their heads will be omitted in the six degrees below normal, and one shoulder is constantly touching the mattress. One group of participants will be in normal conditions, and the other - is placed in a centrifuge for creating artificial gravity, which in theory allows the blood to circulate through the body normally. Tracing the work of the cardiovascular system, the muscle condition, cycles of metabolism and cognitive abilities, scientists will be able to find out how useful the artificial gravity in space travel. After the experiment, the participants will be the recovery phase, which will take at least 29 days.
It is noteworthy that a similar experiment already conducted by NASA in 2014. A volunteer named Andrew Ivanjicki could lie in bed as much as 40 days - during which time he felt strong headaches, difficult to consume food and experienced panic attacks. For participating in such experiments produce large cash prizes, and the USSR - were given new cars.
The results obtained during these tests are very important for mankind. Many companies want to popularize space tourism, so there is a risk that many travelers face major health problems. Maybe the artificial gravity will help avoid bad consequences.
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