Taking Your Body to Space

  • Robert W. Phillips
Part of the Astronomers' Universe book series (ASTRONOM)


We are water filled sacs. In an adult human, water represents about 60% of our weight. At birth, infants are about 77% water, but slowly dry out over the years as they age. Our water content may be as low as 45% in old age. Dry matter is the smaller portion of your heft for most of life.


Bone Loss Hair Cell Space Flight Lower Body Negative Pressure Earth Gravity 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fort CollinsUSA

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