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Monday, 12 November 2012

Station Crew Members Perform Medical Experiments and Prep for Departure

The Expedition 33 crew members living and working aboard the International Space Station were busy with medical research Friday as preparations continue for the upcoming departure of Commander Suni Williams and Flight Engineers Aki Hoshide and Yuri Malenchenko. 

Williams, Hoshide and Flight Engineer Kevin Ford performed ultrasound eye scans and downlinked the data for analysis by medical ground support teams to study the effect of microgravity on sight. 

Williams and Ford also worked with the Integrated Cardiovascular experiment, which observes a crew member while exercising using ultrasound in an effort to measure the weakening of the heart that occurs in microgravity. 
Source : NASA


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