[sarex] Medical Testing in Store for the Expedition 14 Crew
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Wed Apr 4 06:03:32 PDT 2007
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*Medical Testing in Store for the Expedition 14 Crew *
ISS014-E-16210 --- Sunita Williams works with the Test of Reaction and
Adaptation Capabilities (TRAC) experiment.Image above: Sunita Williams
works with the Test of Reaction and Adaptation Capabilities (TRAC)
experiment in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station
on March 8, 2007. Image credit: NASA
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Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin
Monday performed another run of the Test of Reaction and Adaptation
Capabilities (TRAC) hand-eye coordination experiment. Crew members
conduct this test prior to the mission, while on orbit and when they
return to Earth.
Also on Monday, Lopez-Alegria conducted a ham radio session with
students at St. Michael’s Primary School, Daceyville, NSW, Australia.
Flight Engineer Sunita Williams and Lopez-Alegria are scheduled to
perform a monthly check of blood pressure and electrocardiogram readings
during exercise on the cycle ergometer. Readings will be taken with the
blood pressure and electrocardiograph equipment and the heart rate
monitor watch. The tests provide automated, noninvasive, blood pressure
measurements while also monitoring and displaying accurate heart rates
on a continual basis at rest and during exercise.
On Wednesday Lopez-Alegria and Williams will participate in an interview
with the Boston Globe and the New England Sports Network to discuss her
upcoming Boston Marathon run. The interview is scheduled to take place
at 2:20 p.m. EDT on NASA TV.
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