chatillion 71M
2262 posts
11/22/2019 3:10 am
Ground Control to Major Tom...

I saw a story yesterday about the long-term weightless effects on the human body. Astronauts returning after months aboard the International Space Station had swollen optic nerves, slightly flattened eyeballs that caused changes in vision. Some developed blood clots.

If you recall in science class, some of the veins in the legs have one-way valves called the venous pump. Researchers are finding blood flow while in orbit becomes irregular and fluids that are normally held down by gravity now float to the head, increasing pressure to the skull.

chatillion 71M
1570 posts
11/22/2019 3:10 am

I guess they need to invent the gravity machine that was on the Starship Enterprise so no one goes floating around the bridge!

blueeyesforyou2 74M  
3 posts
11/22/2019 12:17 pm

I hope people appreciate your careful eye watching over this sight i certainly am thankful, i don't always see the patterns you do.
Also you have the most interesting posts some very abstract, i wish you and your family a joyous upcoming holiday. Aloha.

chatillion 71M
1570 posts
11/24/2019 10:51 am

happyfoots, good to see you here.
I don't check email very often. Sorry about that.
I'm working 50+ hours a week trying to get orders into production.

We bought a condo 4 miles from the office and only travel 40 miles to my house in Miami on weekends doing renovation.

Soon, I'll have the house up for sale.
Everything else here is good!