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Long duration space missions may shrink spinal muscles: Study

Scans obtained before and after missions were analysed to determine changes in the size and composition of the paraspinal muscles. (Representational Image: NASA) Astronauts who spend several months on the International Space Station (ISS) are likely to have significant reductions in the size and density of spinal muscles after returning …

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Novel planters for astronauts grow beans in space

Fresh food is so attractive to astronauts that they toasted with salad when they were able to cultivate a few lettuce heads on the International Space Station (ISS) three years ago, researchers said. (Source: File) Scientists have created high-tech planters that could allow astronauts to grow beans in space, and …

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Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test

Related News At the start of the test flight, a special jet carrying the Virgin Space Ship Unity flew to an altitude near 43,000 feet (13,100 meters) before releasing the craft. (Image Source: Reuters) Virgin Galactic’s tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California’s Mojave Desert on Thursday, …

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