Testing the value of artificial gravity for astronaut health21 March 2019 Test subjects in Cologne, Germany will take to their beds for 60 days from 25 March as part of a groundbreaking study, funded by European Space Agency ESA and US space agency NASA, into how artificial gravity could help astronauts stay healthy in space.
Jumping around for good health25 January 2018
Jumping around for good health25 January 2018 Simple yet efficient: intensive jumping might be a panacea for strong bones, muscles and hearts. A European study has confirmed the benefits of making giant leaps not only for astronauts, but also for elderly and sedentary people.
Run your experiments in extreme cold isolation – or in bed01 December 2017
Run your experiments in extreme cold isolation – or in bed01 December 2017 Preparing for space means understanding human adaptation to extremes. How do we cope with life in the coldest, darkest and most remote places on Earth? How can we reduce the harmful effects of space on the human body?
New bedrest adventure adds artificial gravity02 February 2016
New bedrest adventure adds artificial gravity02 February 2016 The human body is made for living on Earth – take away the constant pull of gravity and muscles and bones begin to waste away. Living in space is hard on astronauts and ways must be found to keep them fit and safe.
60 days and 60 nights ... in bed28 August 2015
60 days and 60 nights ... in bed28 August 2015 On 9 September, the first of 12 men will go to bed for 60 days as part of important research into stopping the wasting effects that spaceflight has on the human body. Although they may be putting their feet up, it is set to be a far from relaxing expe...
Enough lying about22 October 2013
Enough lying about22 October 2013 ESA’s volunteers recently finished their third and last session lying in bed in the interest of spaceflight and science. They can return to their normal lives after spending their last 21 days in bed with their feet up – once their bodies have recuper...