Why scientists are creating artificial gravity to protect astronauts in space
Why scientists are creating artificial gravity to protect astronauts in space Why scientists are creating artificial gravity to protect astronauts in spaceThree of the first moon landing and here’s a question for you. When you think of an astronaut, you see the odds you’re, imagining someone weightless floating in space. Zero gravity, though, can take a serious toll on the human body and minimizing those effects will be a key part of space travel in the future. Philadelphia has more, you can see the parachute coming down and it was a landing that felt like a crash, but for Canadian astronaut Bob thirsk that wasn’t the worst part, but I felt like a wet dishrag on Landing day in space astronauts. What is go through an unearthly ordeal? They work out daily to counter the effects of low gravity on their muscles, but it’s never enough that wanted exercise you that little bit extra exercise, who was the Iron Man on Napa weightlessness, takes a toll on the human body. Researchers are getting a better idea of how much of a toll this lab works with volunteers and astronauts, developing new technologies measuring the damage caused by weightlessness pushing blood upwards to the head. When we found that arteries get stiffer by quite a bit while they’re in space, and in fact, in six months in Space, the arteries get stiffer by the equivalent of a 20 years of Aging battery damage in space also comes changes to bone marrow, which is being Studied by another Canadian team, so it kind of reverses your normal force of gravity. It’S not like being in space, that’s a good model for it. I was trying to counteract that effect by working with German researchers. On this I centrifuge that spins test subject. He creates a pole similar to gravity and exercising, while spinning counteracts the effects of low grav. You may have seen the concept before in the movies, which is not far off from what might be our reality. So if the study that we’re caring in Germany now are conclusive, that could well be part of the day, the future, a spacecraft to Mars artificial gravity, space travel there still extended exposure to solar radiation and also the unknown cognitive effects. Time in space astronauts bodies will have to endure a lot. We need to build up a bit more knowledge and before we can send people to Mars, we do not know if the damage will did the progressive, the same rate or, if there’s going to be a plateau at one point and space exploration takes astronauts deeper into The Galaxy it’ll open up New Frontiers not just for human travel but for human health. Beyond Earth’s atmosphere, an astronaut’s body is subject to extreme stress that can cause damage to their muscles and arteries. A Canadian doctor is part of a team working on ways to counteract the effects of weightlessness by creating artificial gravity.
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