The ups and downs of readapting to life on Earth

from Professor Simon Evetts, Blue Abyss’ Space Life Scientist

Tim_Peake_after_landing_CreditESA
Image Credit ESA

Studying astronauts helps us to understand why and how the body deals with low or zero gravity. With each mission, we get closer to working out the optimum exercise to keep astronauts “Earth-strong”, and Tim Peake’s return to Earth offers us an opportunity to advance this knowledge. It could take anything between six weeks to three years for some aspects of Tim’s body to return to pre-flight normality after 6 months in Space.     

Space to Earth Challenge sponsor, Blue Abyss, tells us what Tim can expect over the coming weeks and months as he readapts to gravity.  Read more here: http://www.blueabyss.uk/index.php/news-section/blue-abyss-blog/671-the-ups-and-downs-of-readapting-to-life-on-earth

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