‘Artificial Gravity’ Bed-Rest Study to Track Space Travel’s Effects on Human Body – Space.com

Some brave people will lie down for science soon — and they won’t get up for a long, long time. A 60-day bed-rest study funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA begins in Cologne, Germany, on Monday (March 25). Eight male and four female volunteers will take to the beds at the German Aerospace Center’s :envihab facility, to help scientists better understand how spaceflight affects the human body. The scientists call the experiment the Artificial Gravity Bed Rest Study, according to German space officials. (Bed rest is a common research tool in the human-spaceflight community; it can induce ...

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