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Space Rock-n-Roll

In the microgravity environment of the International Space Station astronauts can perform spectacular rolls. Here on Earth, because of gravity these rolls are not as easy. In Space Rock-n-Roll, your team will perform a series of …

Get on Your Space Cycle

One exercise device that is regularly used by astronauts on the International Space Station is the cycle ergometer. The cycle provides bone strength exercise for the legs. When the large leg muscles work they need …

Mission: Control!

During and after space flight, astronauts have challenges with balance and spatial awareness. Through astronaut reconditioning, when they return to Earth, they relearn how to use their eyes, inner ear, and muscles to help control …

Jump for the Moon

On Earth, your weight on your bones provides a constant stress. You maintain your bone strength by doing regular daily activities like standing, walking, and running! In space, astronauts float – unloading that important stress …

Crew Strength Training

Astronauts must perform physical tasks in space that require strong muscles and bones. In a reduced gravity environment, muscles and bones can become weak, so astronauts must prepare by strength training. They work with strength …

Let’s Climb a Martian Mountain

Space explorers in a far future might need to be good and stable climbers to explore mountainous landscapes on planets in our Solar System, like the impressive volcanoes on the Martian surface. In this activity …

Agility Astro-Course

When astronauts go into space and return to Earth, they experience challenges with balance and body control due to changes in gravity. The agility course is used to measure balance, footwork skill and agility in …

Building an Astronaut Core

Astronauts in space must be able to twist, bend, lift, and carry massive objects. They must have strong core muscles so they can perform their tasks efficiently and avoid injury. In order to maintain muscle …

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