Fifty years ago, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth. Half a century later, astronauts still face the perils of space travel. An Anchorage opthamologist has contributed to research on the effects of prolonged weightlessness on the human body. Listen in on a conversation with Dr. Thomas Mader about his work for NASA on A Closer Look.
This episode of A Closer Look presents expanded interviews from KSKA news story “Researchers Investigate Weightlessness Effects on Human Body” originally broadcast on Feb. 21, 2012.
BROADCAST: Monday, April 23, at 1:00 p.m.
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