Koichi Wakata in Space: Weekly YouTube Update - Vol. 13
ISS YouTube Update Vol. 13:
JAXA Astronaut Koichi Wakata (Wiki here) is an excellent space resource. From 250 miles (400km) above the earth, he broadcasts entertaining and informative Tweets and photos, and, in cooperation with other crew members and JAXA staff here on the ground, produces weekly, bi-lingual YouTube updates from the International Space Station.
Video Updates from Low Earth Orbit
This week, Astronaut Wakata explains exercising in microgravity. In space, pedal clips - you know, the ones for guys who wear spandex when they pilot a bicycle - get a whole new utility. Also detailed is the exercise machine's vibration dampening system that prevents the "bike" from rattling around and disturbing other space station goings on.
So, this is one way astronauts prevent themselves from shriveling up. Have a watch, and see what it looks like when a human sweats in space - thanks to Koichi Wakata, now we can. Enjoy the update, and we'll see you next week with more Koichi Wakata in Space.
Media: JAXA; NASA; Koichi Wakata
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