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Biostereometric analysis of body formFour-camera stereophotogrammetry of Skylab crewmen, preflight and postflight, revealed a loss of volume of one to one and one-half liters from the legs, much of which was replaced during the first 4 postflight days. It is estimated that about one third of the loss represents partial atrophy due to relative disuse in zero-gravity, the remainder being due to a deficit in body fluid. Reduction in volume of the abdomen has also been noted.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Whittle, M. W.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Herron, R. L.
(Tex. Inst. for Rehabil. and Res. Houston, TX, United States)
Cuzzi, J. R.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1977
Publication Information
Publication: Biomed. Results from Skylab
Subject Category
Aerospace Medicine
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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