Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 50 , Segment 6
Episode: California Drought, New EPA Label, Earthquake Warning
- Apr 27, 2015 9:00 pm
- 22:34 mins
Guest: Robert Hyldahl, BYU kinesiology professor American astronaut Scott Kelley is currently in space on the longest mission NASA has ever launched. He’ll be at the International Space Station for a full year, while his twin brother Mark remains on Earth. Researchers hope to learn about the effects of space on the human body by comparing how the twins fare. The information will be critical if NASA ever wants to send humans to more distant destinations like Mars. One thing Scott Kelley will experience in space, no matter how much he uses the space station treadmill, is loss of muscle. Previous astronaut studies have shown muscle health is difficult to maintain without gravity. BYU kinesiology professor Robert Hyldahl might have the answer.