The second immersion study is performed by ESA

25/09/2021
Credit: ESA and Medes
Credit: ESA and Medes

News! ESA shows images of a female volunteer taking part in the immersion study. This study is to recreate some of the effects of spaceflight on the body. She is one of the first women volunteers to take part in this study. The study runs from this month until the next few weeks / months, and the place of study is Toulouse, France. ESA claimed that this campaign is called: Vivaldi, or Validation of dry immersion.

ESA claimed that this immersion is realized after the man who sits on the bed, as a volunteer, is completely covered with water, up to the chest, and the only parts of the body that remain free are the head and hands. What happens then? It happens that the man no longer feels a supportive support under him. It's like you don't feel anything under you anymore. This can be observed, even in astronauts on the ISS (International Space Station), who also have a kind of lack of support.

ESA claims that "in the absence of weight, the bodies of astronauts lose muscle and bone density, changes in vision and fluids move to the brain." said ESA (European Space Agency). And through this study we can discover some ways in which people who go to space to stay healthy.

And don't think that this experiment lasts a few minutes / hours, no, it lasts almost 24 hours a day, that means that the volunteers can only eat, otherwise they stay in that water tank every day for a while, no it is known how many days. Blood tests and many more and studies are taken, so it is very difficult to be a volunteer in such a thing. This study is intended only for women supported by ESA and is so far the second immersion study and a first for Europe.

We wish success to ELSA and the volunteers in order to complete the studies with many scientific data taken over and much more. 

Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen

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