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Saturday, June 23, 2007

What Sunita did in space?

Suni Williams is back to Planet Earth, safely. She did a lot in her six months stay in space. She participated in one remarkable study of producing energy in space. Sunita Williams (Click to read Sunita's Bio) ran the 26.2 mile Boston Marathon (Click to see videos) on the International Space Station (ISS) trademill, producing approximately 61 W of mechanical power for 4.4 hours, or 962 kJ of energy.
Beth Lewandowski of NASA's Glenn Research Center explains the importance of this experiment to mankind.
Download the presentation at the following link:

(Image: Sunita Williams running a trademill on ISS)

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