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International Space Station (07:08)


“Vital Signs” host Sanjay Gupta discusses the International Space Station. Its zero-gravity conditions and the special diet and exercise of its occupants make it ideal for conducting experiments on the human body. Chief Scientist Julie Robinson discusses ISS conditions and innovation.

Surgical Robot (07:39)

Gupta discusses the Canadarm 2, a robotic arm essential to ISS construction. Canadian surgeon Garnette Sutherland uses the NeuroArm, a robot inspired by the Canadarm, to remove an aneurysm. Such robotic tools may soon be in hospitals around the world.

Space Food and Exercise (07:57)

Astronaut Butch Wilmore records a special Thanksgiving message, detailing what ISS residents are having for dinner. Senior Research Scientist Maya Cooper discusses the creation of the astronauts’ rations. Gupta learns about exercise in zero-gravity conditions.

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Out of This World

Part of the Series : Vital Signs
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Imagine a laboratory that teaches us more than we have ever known about disease, muscle and bone health, and eyesight. This lab has an environment that impacts the human body in ways we have never seen before. In fact, there is no place like it in the entire world. That is because this lab does not exist on Earth; it is the International Space Station, orbiting nearly 400 kilometers above our planet's surface. Explore the final frontier of outer space, from freeze-dried food and zero-gravity exercise, to a brain surgery robot. See how medical research in space is benefiting life for all of us here on Earth.

Length: 24 minutes

Item#: BVL187401

ISBN: 978-1-64623-296-3

Copyright date: ©2015

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