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Fueling fitness on the final frontier
Date:5/21/2013

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"In addition to the physical and performance benefits of exercise, many crew members report it helps with psychological stress as well," said project partner Lori Ploutz-Snyder, NASA's lead exercise physiologist at the Johnson Space Center and a former MSU postdoctoral fellow.

"The crew will need to exercise in the same room on the same equipment every day for up to three years," she added. "There is an obvious need to make this exercise fun and challenging, and to keep the crew motivated under these unusual circumstances."

Also working on the project are Norbert Kerr, professor of psychology at MSU; James Pivarnik, MSU professor of kinesiology and epidemiology; and Brian Winn, co-director of MSU's Games for Entertainment and Learning Laboratory.


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