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New Ideas to Reduce Muscle Loss During Spaceflight

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New Ideas to Reduce Muscle Loss During Spaceflight

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    New Ideas to Reduce Muscle Loss During Spaceflight
    by Evan Gough

    One of the obstacles to long space missions is the muscle loss that astronauts suffer from. It’s called atrophy, and NASA says that astronauts can lose up to 20% muscle mass during missions of only 5 to 11 days. This muscle loss affects what are called “anti-gravity muscles,” including calf muscles, the quadriceps and the …

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