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    • Aerobatic parabolic flights in Barcelona : review of research and educational activities 

      Pérez Poch, Antoni; Ventura González, Daniel (2019)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      We present an innovative method of performing parabolic flights with aerobatic single-engine planes. A parabolic platform has been stablished in Sabadell Airport (Barcelona, Spain) to provide an infraestructure ready to ...
    • Can frozen sperm samples withstand being sent to space? Considering the creation of a sperm bank outside Earth 

      Boada Palà, Montserrat; Pérez Poch, Antoni; Ballester, Marta; Garcia, Silvia; Torner Ribé, Jordi; Brigos Hermida, Miguel Ángel; Alpiste Penalba, Francesc; Ventura González, Daniel (International Astronautical Federation, 2019)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      The aim of the research is to investigate the effects of microgravity exposure on the motility and vitality of human sperm. The likelihood of human reproduction in space relies heavily on the conditions in which human sperm ...
    • Challenge-based learning and the Barcelona ZeroG Challenge: a space education case study 

      Pérez Poch, Antoni; Torner Ribé, Jordi; Ventura González, Daniel; González-Llamazares, Laura; Martí, Maria Josep; Pasquets, Rosa; Alpiste Penalba, Francesc; Brigos Hermida, Miguel Ángel; García Cuadrado, Gloria (2022)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      Challenge-Based Learining is a STEM Education methodology that has been used as a collaborative and hands-on approach to encourage students to put their knowledge in practice by addressing real-life problems. Space Education ...
    • Effect of mental arithmetic on cardiovascular responses during parabolic flights: The Barcelona Zero-G Challenge 

      Pérez Poch, Antoni; Osborne, Jeffrey; Alonsoperez Lanza, Maria Victoria; Ferrer, David; Goswami, Nandu; Ventura González, Daniel; Moser, Maximilian; Grote, Vincent; Garcia Cuadrado, Glòria (2012)
      Conference report
      Restricted access - publisher's policy
      When an astronaut transitions from a low to high gravitational environment, fluid shifts from the head towards the feet results in orthostatic intolerance, leading to syncope. Ground based experiments have shown that by ...
    • Microgravity effects on frozen human sperm samples 

      Boada Palà, Montserrat; Pérez Poch, Antoni; Ballester, Marta; García Monclús, Sílvia; Ventura González, Daniel; García, Salvador; Barri, Pere; Veiga, Anna (2020-07-18)
      Article
      Open Access
      Purpose: Microgravity has severe effects on cellular and molecular structures as well as on metabolic interactions. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of microgravity (µg) exposure on human frozen sperm ...
    • P-008 Microgravity exposure significantly decreases sperm motility and vitality. Can we consider human reproduction outside the Earth? 

      Boada Palà, Montserrat; Pérez Poch, Antoni; Ballester, Marta; Tresanchez, Marta; Sánchez, Eduard; Martinez, Gloria; Ventura González, Daniel; García, Sandra; Torner Ribé, Jordi; Polyzos, Nikolaos (2022-06-29)
      Article
      Open Access
      Motility and vitality of fresh human sperm samples are significantly decreased under microgravity conditions obtained by parabolic flight