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Space Rock-n-Roll

Your Mission: Perform a series of somersaults on the ground to improve body coordination, flexibility, balance and strengthen your back, abdominal and leg muscles. In the microgravity environment of the International Space Station astronauts can …

Get on Your Space Cycle

Your Mission: Train with a cycle to improve leg muscles, cardio-vascular fitness and endurance. One exercise device that is regularly used by astronauts on the International Space Station is the cycle ergometer. The cycle provides …

Mission: Control!

Your Mission: Perform throwing and catching techniques on one foot to improve balance and spatial awareness. On Earth, we use a variety of cues to sense the position of our bodies, while stationary or moving. …

Jump for the Moon

Your Mission: Perform jump training with a rope to improve strength and endurance. On Earth, humans experience the effects of gravity pulling on the human body which applies a constant force, or loading effect. This …

Crew Strength Training

Your Mission: Perform body-weight squats and push-ups to develop upper and lower body strength in muscles and bones.  Astronauts must perform physical tasks in space that require strong muscles and bones. In a reduced gravity …

Agility Astro-Course

Your Mission: Complete an agility course as quickly and as accurately as possible to improve agility, coordination and speed.  When astronauts go into space and return to Earth, they experience challenges with balance and body …

Building an Astronaut Core

Your Mission: Perform the Commander Crunch and Pilot Plank to improve the strength in abdominal and back muscles. Astronauts in space must be able to twist, bend, lift, and carry massive objects. They must have …

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