The Space Linear Acceleration Mass Measurement Device (SLAMMD) was developed to improve the quality of in flight mass data and facilitate vehicle integration compared to the Body Mass Measurement Device (BMMD) flown on previous life science missions. The new design minimizes weight, mass, volume, interfaces and optimizes the accuracy and repeatability of the results obtained in microgravity. The simplified design will be compatible with the orbiter, spacelab, space station, and Russian vehicles. The goal of the SLAMMD is to measure within 0.1 percent accuracy, a level that the earlier flight version could not attain repeatedly. The long term use of this device will be to support future metabolic studies in space.
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It was desired to have crewmembers of various sizes try the SLAMMD at least once during flight.
Results for this study aren’t available.