Long-term stay in space – Accelerates skin aging
Long-term stay in space – Accelerates the aging of the skin. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti after 199 days of the mission to the International Space Station ISS had a 20% thinner skin, but by no means not the only change that affects the body. Sensation of taste in space is somewhat impaired. In the state of weightlessness bodily fluids migrate to the top, mucous membranes swell, we feel a little rhinitis and we have a smaller appetite. There is also disorientation. Our labyrinth is not accustomed to the lack of gravity vector. Which on Earth says, where is down and where the top. There are headaches. Our body stretches. There is no gravity, so there is also what squeeze the spine, which can grow several centimeters. To muscles do not diminished, the astronauts in their daily schedule also have a designated time to exercise.
Dragon CRS-7 SpaceX
Dragon CRS-7 SpaceX – After the accident, 28 June 2015. At Cape Canaveral, the spacecraft Dragon CRS-7 company SpaceX. Which carried transport to the International Space Station (ISS). SpaceX issued a statement that it was suspending flights of its Falcon 9 launch vehicle accident caused the explosion of the rocket.
Scott Kelly spent year orbit – At the ISS Station
Scott Kelly spent year orbit – March 1 when astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth after nearly a year spent at the International Space Station ISS, was surprised to discover that in that time has grown 5 cm. At his age, already it does not happen, unless, in the cosmos. Devoid of the influence of Earth’s gravity, the spine elongates because expanding the intervertebral discs. During the mission, the standard length of astronauts gain approx. 2.5 cm, but after returning to Earth quickly return to the previous size.
The aim of the annual mission of Kelly was among others examine how long-term stay in microgravity affects the human body. Determining this is necessary before a manned expedition American astronaut, who stayed in orbit about a year. An additional advantage of Scott, to render it an ideal candidate for research, is his twin brother Mark, who remained on Earth. Throughout their stay controlled health specialists from NASA.