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Neil F. Comins

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780231177542

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231177542.001.0001

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Long-Term Physical Adjustments to Space

Long-Term Physical Adjustments to Space

(p.74) 7 Long-Term Physical Adjustments to Space
The Traveler's Guide to Space

Neil F. Comins

Columbia University Press

While Chapter 6 deals with short-term adjustments, there are also long term adjustments to traveling in space, including loss of bone and muscle mass, the need for different medicine regimens, adjusting to the environment and its cycles of sounds, vibrations, and lights. Learning to sleep in microgravity. Adjusting to the effects of cosmic rays, which cause flashes of light.

Keywords:   Bone density, muscle change, circadian rhythm, vibrations, radiation, impacts

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