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NASA recruits volunteers to spend 70 days in bed

The Independent (U.K.), September 16, 2013

Recruits are needed as part of NASA’s research into microgravity and the effect it may have on the human body. The study will aim to find ways of developing measures to counter the effects of reduced gravity experienced by those undertaking long duration space missions. NASA even have their own dedicated “bed rest” facility as part of their Flight Analog Research Unit at UTMB, equipped with specialist beds that can be manipulated in order to reproduce the effects of various gravitational levels on the body. The news is receiving widespread attention and appears locally in the Houston Chronicle.

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