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New Suits May Help Astronauts Retain Bone Mass

Astronauts can lose 1-2% of their skeletal mass for each month that they spend in very low gravity. After a several months, this loss can become a serious health problem. But a new MIT-designed outfit called the Gravity Loading Countermeasure Skinsuit may help counteract this problem: With stirrups that loop around the feet, the elastic gravity [...]