Ahead of brain and vision research this week, Commander Peggy Whitson evaluated Flight Engineer Jack Fischer’s calf and thigh for the Sprint study to assess spaceflight-induced changes in muscle volume. Doctors are evaluating the effectiveness of high intensity, low volume exercise to keep astronauts healthy in space.

Ahead of June a crew departure and a cargo arrival, the station crew is finishing a busy week of research. Expedition 51 is wrapping up a week of ongoing research into how living in space affects an astronaut’s brain and vision. The International Space Station also boosted its orbit ahead of crew and cargo missions… Continue reading BRAIN AND VISION RESEARCH AHEAD

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