- What do you think of space travel?
- What do you think of the health risk of space travel?
- occur /uh-KUR/
- gather /GATH-er/
- calculate /KAL-kyuh-leyt /
- loss /laws/
- strength /strengkth/
[verb] – (especially of accidents and other unexpected events) to happen
If any of these symptoms occur while taking the medicine, contact your doctor right away.
[verb] – to collect several things, often from different places or people
She gathered the newspapers that had been scattered about the room.
[verb] – to judge the amount or value of something by using information and especially numbers
We must calculate when the project will be completed at some point.
[noun] – the fact that you no longer have something or have less of something
He suffered a gradual loss of memory.
[noun] – the ability to do things that need a lot of physical or mental effort
She has the strength and endurance required to take the lead and win the gold medal.
Using blood and breath samples gathered during their visits, the researchers were able to calculate red blood cell loss. Because they transfer oxygen from the lungs to other parts of the body, these cells are essential to life. Because of the weightlessness in space, this is not a problem, but when astronauts return to Earth, they have lost bone mass and muscle strength, and they are weary.
- According to the article, what new information have the scientists uncovered?
- What percentage of red blood cells is destroyed by space travel?
- What is the cause of space anemia?
- How were the researchers able to calculate red blood cell loss?
- In the last paragraph, what is said to be essential to life?
- What do you know about red blood cells? Please explain your answer.
- What are the causes of anemia?
- If you were given a chance to explore space, would you still go despite the danger to your health? Why or why not?
- Do you think there will be a way to fix this in the future?
- What do you think of this study? Please elaborate on your answer.