Human Life Research on ISS Russian Segment

Sprut-MBI Experiment


Objective:

Investigation of a state of human liquid media, assessment of adaptation mechanisms and prevention of unfavorable impact of zero-gravity on the hydration status and post-flight orthostatic tolerance.

Tasks:

Determination of volumes of intracellular and intercellular liquid, body's total liquid, circulating blood and relation between cellular and liquid blood component.

Science Hardware Used:

  • Sprut-K Kit to determine different human liquid volumes by measuring the impedance of the body and its segments.
  • Body mass meter with a range from 50 kg to 100 kg with an accuracy of 0.25 kg.
  • Hematokrit microcentrifuge to separate plasma from erythrocytes.

Flight Equipment Used:

  • Laptop;
  • Power supply unit.

Expected Results:

The dynamics of a hydration status of a cosmonaut will be first investigated, including analysis of Homo's separate liquid regions in space flight conditions.

 

 

ISS Crew


Hoshide  AkihikoHoshide
Akihiko



leg Novitskiy Novitskiy
leg



Petr Dubrov Dubrov
Petr



Mark Vande Hei Vande Hei
Mark



Robert Shane KIMBROUGH KIMBROUGH
Robert Shane



Megan McArthur McArthur
Megan



Thomas PESQUETPESQUET
Thomas