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Research in Space

Physiologists Drs. Phillip Hutchins and Thomas Smith of Bowman Gray School of Medicine worked together on a couple of experiments in 1984 that were chosen and used by NASA in a 1991 Spacelab Mission. The experiment had to do with weightlessness, blood pressure, flow changes and how it all connects to balance and motion sickness in space. (L to R) Astronauts Rhea Seddon and James Bagian spent a week here at the medical center training for the 11th flight of the shuttle Columbia. These particular type of experiments are designed to help NASA answer critical questions about human physiology functions in space before people work for month aboard a space station.

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