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Located within Toulouse University Hospital, the Space Clinic has over 20 years of experience in coordinating and conducting clinical studies. A specialist team supports investigators at every stage of clinical research projects, helped by an ideally suited infrastructure at the leading edge of innovation.

New all-female study in water beds for space missions !

This week 20 women are tucking themselves in a waterbed for five days as part of a dry immersion study to recreate some of the effects of spaceflight on the body. The campaign kicked off 21th spetember with the first two subjects at the MEDES Space cliniq in Toulouse, France.

Volunteers lay down in containers similar to bathtubs covered with a waterproof fabric to keep them dry and evenly suspended in water. As a result, the body experiences ‘supportlessness’ – something close to what astronauts experience while floating on the International Space Station.


Video of activities of MEDES Space Clinic