Science Research on ISS Russian Segment
Implementation of the program of scientific experiments of a South-African cosmonaut
CCE experiment is included in the scientific program of South African cosmonaut Mark Shuttleworth and is a constituent part of the
Russian Program for Implementation of Scientific and Technological Research Planned for the Fourth Manned Expedition ISS-4.
- To study effects of zero-gravity on human cardiovascular system. Recorded in the course of the experiment
is the heart rate of South African cosmonaut at rest or under graduated physical exercise.
- To study human energy inputs in the course of physical exercise in space flight environment by
analyzing water balance in the body.
- Comparing the process of heart rate regulation by cosmonaut's vegetative system at rest and during physical exercise in space flight;
- reducing the negative effects of space flight on the muscles;
- determining cosmonaut's power inputs over a 24-hour period of measurements based on his individual heart rate vs. energy input curve;
- determining daily fluctuations of cortisol content in saliva as a function energy inputs.
Flight Equipment Used:
- Out of the aides protecting against effects of zero-gravity:
- Stationary bicycle VB-3;
- Out of the medical monitoring equipment:
- Sphygmomanometer "Tensoplus";
- Cardio-recorder 90205.
- Consumables pack for Cardio-recorder 90205;
- Saliva-A kit;
- An accessories kit:
- batteries for the dictaphone;
- measuring tape;
- RPE (coefficient) scale.
Obtaining data under a specially designed cosmonaut training program, including pre- and post-flight studies, which allow to develop a new method for
evaluating energy inputs during various physical exercises and to update the strategy for cosmonauts' physical training.