Indiana News

Ball State Researcher Studying Exercise Effects on Astronauts

9/9/2013

A Ball State University researcher will study the effects of certain exercises on the leg muscles of astronauts in space.

Listen:

Dr. Scott Trappe is the Director of the Human Performance Laboratory and the John and Janet Professor of Exercise Science at Ball State. Trappe was a part of a team of researchers that developed a new exercise regiment for astronauts to do in space.  He says the exercises were designed to address a variety of issues to protect all aspects of the body during prolonged space flight.

Trappe says the zero gravity of space has a deteriorating effect on the body and exercise while in space can help deter the effects.  A third astronaut involved in the exercise program is returning from the International Space Station that will allow Trappe to take a muscle biopsy to determine the effects of the new exercises.

·
Like

Copyright by WIBC.com © 2012. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


WIBC News Traffic Hotline

If you see a news story or traffic tie-up, let us know!

Call:  317.637.6397

Email:  news@wibc.com

Send photos:   pictures@wibc.com

Search WIBC.com

Garrison Chicks Abdul At Large Abdul At Large