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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 ...
  • 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
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    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 ...