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Williams, David; Thirsk, Robert; Kuipers, André; Mukai, Chiaki
June 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/23/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 13, p1292
Academic Journal
The article describes the authors' experience of living in the outer space. The authors note that adaptation to space flight is not easy as many astronauts are bothered by motion sickness such as headward shift of blood and extravascular fluid and low back pain due to stretching of vertebral ligaments or spinal nerve roots leg. Moreover, the authors pertain that more attention must be paid to proper body position because everything float in the weightless environment. Furthermore, the authors stress that living in space is a fulfilling and challenging human endeavour, however it requires them to think and act in different ways.


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