Task Recovery of Musculoskeletal Quantity and Quality upon Multiple Microgravity Exposure (Completed)
Last Published:  07/30/21 01:05:34 PM (Central)
Short Title: Musculoskeletal Recovery
Responsible HRP Element: Human Health Countermeasures
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Funding Status: Completed - Task completed and produced a deliverable
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Aims:
  1. Determined whether the total exposure time to weightlessness or the number of repetitive exposures is the primary determinant of skeletal morphology and strength.
  2. Determined the musculoskeletal consequences of altering the length and distribution of the recovery periods between multiple exposures to weightlessness.

Integration/Unique Aspects: This task, using an animal model, provided knowledge to Elements (Human Health and Countermeasures) as to the impact of prolonged spaceflight on long-term bone health which helped direct the development and application of appropriate countermeasures.

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