Tim Peake faces weeks of tests to assess impact of space travel on body and mind

British astronaut who spent six months on the ISS will undergo checks in Germany – but first he gets family time, pizza and beer

The British astronaut Major Tim Peake, on terra firma for the first time in six months, is to spend up to three weeks being prodded and probed by scientists and doctors as he begins to acclimatise to gravity.

As the 44-year-old spends time with his young family, researchers eager to glean crucial data on how humans adapt to living in space will be subjecting him to a battery of tests.

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Source:  https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jun/19/tim-peake-iss-faces-weeks-of-tests-to-assess-impact-of-space-travel-on-body-and-mind

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