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Bone Loss in Space

Course Description

NASA and other space agencies plan for long duration space missions including trips to Mars. Without effective countermeasures, living in space can be problematic leading to the deterioration of various bodily systems. In particular, bone loss in crewmembers during long duration space missions is a major concern for NASA. On Earth excessive bone loss, commonly referred to as osteoporosis, has many causes, resulting in poor skeletal health and increased likelihood of fractures. The lecture will describe how NASA microgravity research is useful to our understanding and prevention of osteoporosis.

Please note: this course requires membership in Silver Frogs Membership Spring 2019

Number of Seat(s) Available: There are 26 openings remaining at this time.

Dates:March 8, 2019
Meets:F from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Instructor:Adrian LeBlanc
Fee: $0.00Fee Breakdown