Exercising in Space: Implications of Zero Gravity

When there is no loading on the body, functions and systems will start to degenerate at a rapid pace. In space there is increased loss of cardiovascular function, muscle degeneration and loss of bone density.

James Pawelczyk, Ph.D., FACSM, a researcher and professor at Pennsylvania State University, has traveled to space to study these and other issues. Hear from him about his experience and his thoughts on what it may take for humans to thrive away from planet Earth.