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Want to help NASA get to Mars?

KTRK-TV (ABC) Ch. 13 Houston TX (Internet / TV) 01/20/06http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/ (video available in menu halfway down the page) NASA needs some volunteers, and it won’t take a lot of effort.  If you’re willing to spend a lot of time on your back, you may be right for this job.  Ted Oberg reports on how project will help with the first manned journey to Mars, “We can call this sleeping and spinning to help spacecraft get to Mars.” NASA and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston are working together to keep astronauts in shape on the long flight to Mars.  NASA and UTMB are looking for volunteers willing to lie in bed constantly for three weeks without getting up except to spin for one hour a day.



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