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Star Talk: Prolonged weightlessness affects astronauts in many ways

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Do you wake up in the morning with a puffy face? When astronauts are in space, they have a puffy face all the time. Puffy face syndrome is just one of the many changes that happen to the human body in a zero gravity environment. Humans are well-adapted to the surface gravity of Earth. However, living in the weightless environment of space for extended amounts of time can cause adverse effects on the human body. ...

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