What Really Happens To A Body After Being In Space For A Year

@LeaPea2417 (20461)
Toccoa, Georgia
June 11, 2016 11:13am CST
I read another article after I read the article about Astronaut Scott Kelly's near year in Space and what his body went through. This article was So Interesting. Here are the odd things that happen to a human's body after an extended time in the weightlessness of Space : 1) Loss of nearly 12 percent of bone density due to lack of exercise. 2) Muscles shrink due to not being needed and used. 3) Sleep deprivation , because in Space days aren't normal, may get 6 hours tops. 4) Because gravity isn't holding a person down, the Spine stretches adding 3 inches to a person's height. 5) Vision can worsen because of pressure changes in the brain. 6) A person's face gets more puffy due to body liquids spreading out more evenly. 7) A person's fluids shift from the legs to the head. The amount of fluid that does this could fill a two liter bottle.
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@Jdaw1985 (4003)
• Harrells, North Carolina
11 Jun 16
Oh wow that is some interesting things. I do not think that I would want to go up there for that amount of time due to these things.
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@LeaPea2417 (20461)
• Toccoa, Georgia
11 Jun 16
I agree, when I was a kid and liked watching Science Fiction, I would think how neat it would be to do Space Travel. Now, after reading what can happen, I have no desire.
@RasmaSandra (17604)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
11 Jun 16
@LeaPea2417 All that simply means that I will never go into outer space
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@Jdaw1985 (4003)
• Harrells, North Carolina
11 Jun 16
@LeaPea2417 Yeah I mean that is crazy that those things could happen but at the same time I mean they make since.
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@Ishani08 (495)
• India
12 Jun 16
Wow! These are some really interesting facts that I wasn't aware of.! Thanks for the information!
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@LeaPea2417 (20461)
• Toccoa, Georgia
12 Jun 16
Your welcome ;)
@DianneN (78465)
• United States
11 Jun 16
Wow! Very interesting. I had no idea.
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