Definition of microgravity
: a condition in space in which only minuscule forces are experienced : virtual absence of gravity; broadly : a condition of weightlessness
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In that time, astronauts have walked on the moon and even endured more than a year in microgravity.
Many veteran travelers claim microgravity is the best mattress.
The science gear includes, of all things, a number of fruit flies for an experiment aimed at improving our understanding of the effects on the heart of lengthy exposure to microgravity.
Since then, the number of experiments conducted aboard the station has ballooned, and astronauts and cosmonauts spend their days studying how terrestrial science and technology works in microgravity.
Yuri’s Night Bay Area is organized by Marcia Fiamengo, a microgravity scientist and nuclear engineer who has worked on water filtration systems used in the International Space Station.
Goel hypothesizes that microgravity will speed up to the evolution of MRSA, granting scientists on Earth a look into the future of where the bacterium is heading, to better plan against it.
The leading theory was that it was somehow connected to the redistribution of vascular fluids (blood and lymph) in microgravity.
Western groups pushing private moon launches, deep-space probes, and microgravity experiments all aim to take advantage of Russian-launch options.
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