How space can change the human body

Jaws dropped as Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai announced on Twitter Monday that he had grown 3.5 inches in the span of just three weeks while aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

“Today I share some serious news. Since coming to space, I have grown 9 centimeters. This is the most I’ve grown in three weeks since junior high school. I am a little worried I won’t fit in my seat on the return trip on Soyuz,” Kanai tweeted, referring to the Russian Soyuz TMA spacecraft that transports crews to and from the ISS.

A day later, Kanai apologized for spreading “fake news,” clarifying that he miscalculated the measurement. He had actually grown 0.9 inches – 2.6 inches less than he initially claimed.

Japan astronaut Norishige Kanai traveled to the International Space Station on Dec. 19, 2016.

 (Reuters )

“This mis-measurement appears to have become a big deal, so I must apologize,” the 41-year-old astronaut posted on Tuesday, without…

Read the full article from the Source…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *