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Liftoff: Astronauts need extra exercise and calories in space

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It takes physical activity to stay heart-healthy on Earth and even more to stay healthy in space.

The lack of gravity in space causes hearts to slightly expand and work differently, said NASA astronaut and geophysicist A.J. “Drew” Feustel, who is scheduled to take off for […]

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Protecting the hearts of astronauts headed for deep space

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Amid major efforts by the United States, other countries and private companies to send people to Mars, a recent study suggests deep space travel may dramatically increase the risk of later dying from cardiovascular problems. To protect the health of astronauts, NASA this month launched […]