The Effect of Zero Gravity on Bones

by Elizabeth Cassell, Eldorado High Sch, Albuquerque, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space IV


Zero-gravity has created many problems for astronauts and researchers in space. Calcium depletion is cited as a major health problem. There are many different theories as to why zero-gravity causes calcium depletion, but none of them have ever been proven. There are also many possible solutions to the problem.

Subject Headings: Calcium | Health hazards | Space exploration | Public health and safety | Human and behavioral factors | Gravity forces | Diseases

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