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Pre- and Postflight Measurement of Cardiorespiratory Responses to Submaximal Exercise (DSO 624)
Principal Investigator
Research Area:
Cardiovascular physiology
Clinical medicine
Exercise physiology
Muscle physiology
Species Studied
Scientific Name: Homo sapiens Species: Human

It is known that regular aerobic exercise can maintain aerobic capacity during bed rest. Therefore, aerobic exercise might also be able counteract the deconditioning effects of microgravity on aerobic exercise capacity. The objectives of this study were to document the degree of aerobic deconditioning after space flight and to investigate the use of aerobic exercise during flight to reduce the severity of postflight deconditioning.

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Greenisen MC, Hayes JC, Siconolfi SF, Moore AD. Functional performance evaluation. In: Sawin CF, Taylor GR, Smith WL, editors. Extended Duration Orbiter Medical Project final report 1989-1995. Houston: NASA Johnson Space Center, 1999.

Exercise test
Heart rate
Oxygen consumption
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Data Information
Data Availability
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Barometric pressure pBAR
Carbon dioxide production VCO2
Diastolic blood pressure
Heart rate
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Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
STS-47 09/12/1992 09/19/1992 7 days
STS-56 04/08/1993 04/17/1993 9 days
STS-57 06/21/1993 07/01/1993 10 days
STS-58 10/18/1993 11/01/1993 14 days
STS-59 04/09/1994 04/20/1994 11 days
STS-61 12/02/1993 12/13/1993 11 days
STS-64 09/09/1994 09/20/1994 11 days
STS-66 11/03/1994 11/14/1994 11 days
STS-67 03/02/1995 03/18/1995 17 days
STS-68 09/30/1994 10/11/1994 11 days
STS-69 09/07/1995 09/18/1995 11 days
STS-70 07/13/1995 07/22/1995 9 days
STS-71 06/27/1995 07/07/1995 10 days

Additional Information
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)