Program start date is on hold until Space Act Agreement is signed. Placeholder date of January 2014 is used as placeholder.
To limit the physical toll and maintain astronaut health from space exploration, exercise protocols and hardware must be developed for long-term missions. As travel beyond low-earth orbit (LEO), constraints on on-board exercise equipment increase (e.g., volume, mass, power consumption), the Advanced Exercise Concepts (AEC) project aims to maintain the resistive and aerobic capabilities of the current, ISS suite of exercise equipment, while making reductions in size, mass, and power consumption. Accordingly, the AEC team is in the testing and development phase of a next-generation device, the High Eccentric Resistive Overload device (HERO)—a candidate for demonstration on-board the ISS.More »