Saturday, August 23, 2008

There's No Crying In Baseball

Here is another test description, where I've combined dorsal hand vein and foot vein procedures. Around day 12 or so, the first set is done for a baseline. After we go head down, we repeat these around day 30, day 60 and day 90.

A link has been added to the main TEST * Descriptions list on the right-hand navigation bar, or you can go directly to the photos of the dorsal vein tests.

If needles or blood make you uncomfortable, skip these... they are definitely the most difficult procedures, but also among the most important. Astronauts in space only donate about 15 minutes per day to testing countermeasures, so this is one that we flight analogs pitch in for in a big way... up to 5 hours at a time.

5 comments:

Mr. L said...

One word, Feldercarb, not happening to me, my foot hurts watching you!

Mrs. L said...

My first words were "Holy Crap Heather that's insane"...and my body did a shudder. My husbands first words were "Look at all that s&^t in her toes!" and then "No, I'm sorry, not gonna"....Wow. Excuse me while I go put my feet in some nice comfy slippers.

Mike said...

I think I'll skip the video. You're a brave woman.

barbie2be said...

do they do everyone in the study at the same time?

PillowNaut said...

nope, everyone has this on a different day, and i have never seen them do more than one of these per day. sometimes multiple tests happen back-to-back with the same science+medical teams, but given the amount of time the dorsals take, it's a one shot deal on any given day :)