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EXPERIMENT INFORMATION

Structured Exercise Training as Countermeasure to Space Flight-Induced Orthostatic Intolerance (Ortho_Tolerance)
Principal Investigator
Research Area:
Cardiovascular physiology
Exercise physiology
Species Studied
Scientific Name: Homo sapiens Species: Human

Description
OBJECTIVES:
Along with their scheduled on-orbit training program, the subjects perform a structured, individually-tailored, treadmill exercise training program. This program is planned by the PI on the basis of a pre-flight incremental treadmill exercise test, using the TRIMPi (individualized Training IMPulse) training methodology. The experiment requires the execution of a pre- and post-flight orthostatic tolerance test (active standing) on the subjects. The main objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a structured, individually-tailored, exercise training program in preventing space-induced orthostatic intolerance and its underlying, mainly neural, mechanisms in astronauts.


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Keywords
Orthostatic intolerance
Blood pressure
Heart rate

Data Information
Data Availability
Archiving in progress. Data is not yet available for this experiment.

Parameters
Blood lactate
Continuous blood pressure
ECG
Heart rate

Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
Expedition 42 11/10/2014 03/11/2015 121 days
Expedition 43 03/11/2015 06/10/2015 91 days
Expedition 52 06/02/2017 09/02/2017 92 days
Expedition 53 09/02/2017 12/14/2017 102 days

Additional Information
Managing NASA Center
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Responsible NASA Representative
Johnson Space Center LSDA Office
Project Manager: Jessica Keune
Institutional Support
Italian Space Agency (ASI)