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better understand the mechanisms responsible for post-flight cardiovascular deconditioning and orthostatic intolerance. ''I think we will find that space adaptation syndrome comes in phases,'' said medical doctor Harris after the mission. He concluded that acclimatisation to the microgravity environment comes in at least three stages which span undetermined lengths of time and began with dizziness and an upset stomach, gradually leading to a loss of blood volume and a decrease in bone and muscle mass.

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