Fifty years ago, on 20 July 1969, humans set foot on the moon for the first time and history was made. We now know that weightlessness in space affects both the heart and circulatory system. In microgravity (or very weak gravity), the heart and blood vessels change and the longer spent in space, the more severe the changes.
Read the BHF's latest blog, featuring the work of BHF Alumni Professor Steffen Petersen, Dr Mark Bannister, Professor Joanna Wardlaw and Dr David Adlam, on Medium. Written by Research Engagement Officer, Dr Leanne Grech.