SPACETEX (SPACETEX) - 10.25.17

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The present study is designed to investigate which textiles during sports exercise on ISS are evaluated as the best by the astronauts.  The subject will wear the new fabrics during daily sports activities pre-, post- and in-flight on the ISS. On the ISS the timeframe will be adapted to the usual duration of the daily sports activities of the astronauts. After these exercises the astronaut shall fill in a short electronic questionnaire (via PC) regarding the wearing comfort (three main comfort criteria: temperature, moisture, overall comfort, see below), the subjective perception regarding humidity, odor and heat exchange of the different fabrics.The results derived from the study might be useful to i) understand the time course and basic principles of the human thermal adaptations in space and ii) to adjust more adequately textiles for humans living and working in space.
 
 
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The following content was provided by J. Cornier, Hanns Christian Gunga, and is maintained in a database by the ISS Program Science Office.
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Experiment Details

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Principal Investigator(s)
J. Cornier, Denmark
Hanns Christian Gunga, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Sponsoring Space Agency
European Space Agency (ESA)

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ISS Expedition Duration
March 2014 - March 2015

Expeditions Assigned
39/40,41/42

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Experiment Description

Research Overview
The Schoeller AG and the Hohenstein Institute in cooperation with the DLR GOSPACE initiative for commercial research in Microgravity aims to test new fabrics on crewmembers on the ISS. This research will increase not only our basic knowledge about the heat transfer/heat exchange from the human body to the environment under terrestrial and micro-g conditions, especially the evaporative part of heat loss in space during rest and physical exercise, but also improve the overall comfort and well-being of the astronauts on board of the ISS. In addition new fabrics might reduce the potential microbiological/fungal contamination on board the ISS due to a faster cloth drying avoiding thereby the possible development of skin problems due to a warm and humid environment on the surface of the human skin which is an ideal environment for bacterial, viral, and fungal superinfections, rashes of the skin and could contribute negatively to a depression of the immune system of the crewmember, in general.

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Imagery

image NASA Image: ISS041E055399 - European Space Agency (ESA) Alex Gerst exercising on the Cycle Ergometer with Vibration Isolation and Stabilization (CEVIS) during Spacetex Experiment.
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image NASA Image: ISS041E055383 - European Space Agency (ESA) Alex Gerst exercising on the Cycle Ergometer with Vibration Isolation and Stabilization (CEVIS) during Spacetex Experiment.
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