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Isokinetic Muscle Function (Flight Analog) (MR079G)

This test was performed to provide an objective measure of pre- and post-bed rest muscle strength and endurance in select muscle groups for the evaluation of countermeasures and rehabilitation.

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Edmonds JL, Jarchow T, and Young LR. Physiological benefits of Exercise in Artificial Gravity: A Broadband Countermeasure to Space Flight Related Deconditioning. Acta Astronautica. 2008; 63: 2-7. [DOI]

Lee SM, Schneider SM, Feiveson AH, Macias BR, Smith SM, Watenpaugh DE, and Hargens AR. WISE-2005: Countermeasures to Prevent Muscle Deconditioning during Bed Rest in Women. Journal of Applied Physiology. 2014, Jan 23. []

Isometric exercise
Exercise test
Muscle strength
Muscle contraction

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Ankle concentric strength, extension
Ankle concentric strength, flexion
Ankle eccentric strength, extension
Ankle eccentric strength, flexion
Knee concentric endurance, extension
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Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
Campaign 1 08/29/2004 11/21/2004 84 days
Campaign 11 05/11/2011 12/15/2014 3 years, 7 months, 4 days
Campaign 17 05/11/2011 02/12/2012 278 days
Campaign 3 02/20/2005 04/14/2010 5 years, 1 month, 25 days
Campaign 5 04/30/2006 12/23/2007 1 year, 7 months
DBLS 05/03/2010 05/23/2010 Discontinued
HDT30 10/13/2009 05/13/2010 213 days
MEDES 02/22/2005 12/31/2005 312 days
Pilot 02/05/2006 12/22/2006 320 days

Additional Information
Other Key People
Managing NASA Center
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Responsible NASA Representative
Johnson Space Center LSDA Office
Project Manager: Pamela A. Bieri
Institutional Support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Alternate Experiment Name
MEDB 5.3