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Heart Health

The heart in space

Find out what happens to Mark Shuttleworth's body as he ventures into zero gravity and takes his heart into space.

Shuttleworth's body in space: day 1

What is happening to Mark Shuttleworth's body now that he is orbiting earth? Firstly, his heart will have enlarged, his face will look puffy and he will feel nauseous.

Shuttleworth's body in space: day 5

Mark Shuttleworth has complained of back ache after a few days in space. This is a common problem during space flight as the spine stretches due to the lack of gravity.

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