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Title : Astronaut Exercise

Release Date : 7/8/08

Collection : Folklife Festival Image Gallery

Description : In the next 50 years, NASA plans to send astronauts to the Moon and Mars. These astronauts must follow a strenuous exercise program in-flight to prevent the health effects of space flight. These effects include decrease in bone and muscle mass, strength, sensory-motor function (i.e. balance), and the ability to perform aerobic exercise.