MadSci Network: Anatomy

Subject: Counteracting Atrophy in Low Gravity with Heavy Suits

Date: Tue Jul 14 12:03:56 1998
Posted by Alicia Horton
Grade level: undergrad
School: San Jose State
City: San Jose State/Province: CA
Country: USA
Area of science: Anatomy
ID: 900435836.An

Would it be possible to use a heavier space suit on Mars making it 
equal to the effect of Earths gravity to counteract the effects 
observed in micro-gravity on bone demineralization and muscle atrophy?  
If so then why are they trying to make the suits lighter?

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