In Paolo’s first week on the Space Station, he and crew mates Randy Bresnik of NASA and Sergei Ryzansky of Roscosmos took part in the Sarcolab-3 experiment studying muscle loss in weightlessness. Last week, the crew repeated the experiment. Explore the what, why, how, and benefits of this experiment in infographics. High-resolution images of all the infographics are available for download via our Flickr album. 

Sarcolab-3 experiment exploring muscle loss in microgravity. Credit: ESA


MARES machine used to take measurements of muscles for Sarcolab-3 experiment. Credit: ESA