Added 1 new A* page:Tired of having muscle and bone loss, and even back problems after a stay in microgravity aboard the International Space Station, where expansion of the spine in station's near-weightless conditions has been known to add up to 7 cm / 2.7 inches to an astronaut's height—until they get back to Earth and are four times as likely to get a slipped disc as us non-astronauts? Well, worry no longer! Maybe. Because the European Space Agency thinks they may have the answer in their skin-tight, electric blue prototype spandex skinsuit, a form-fitting body suit that compresses the body (except for the arms, head, and neck, which it leaves bare) in an approximation of Earth's gravity, hopefully counteracting the detrimental effects of floating at your ease in orbit. Danish astronaut Andreas Mogensen is giving the skinsuit its first actual space trial on the ISS this week. (As an added bonus, as something of a full-body corset, it probably makes everybody look amazing! : o)|
Meanwhile, Andreas' station-mate, American astronaut Scott Kelly, needing some way to look amazing *without* a skinsuit of his own, tweeted a pretty fantastic photo of the view toward the center of our galaxy from the ISS. A*'s hiding right there in the middle!