Outer Space Zero-G Surgery

Sep 26, 2006
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Outer Space Zero-G Surgery

The world’s first surgery in zero-gravity on a human patient will be performed this Wednesday by a team of French doctors. The surgery will be performed on the European aircraft, Zero-G, which has been designed to simulate gravity-free conditions by flying up and down in a parabolic pattern. This creates between 20 to 22 seconds of weightlessness at the top of each curve, a process they will repeat around 30 times for the three-hour inflight surgery. The doctors are only allowed to work during these zero-g intervals. From looking at the diagram below, I would think anti-motion-sickness pills and barf bags are a must.

Zero-G Surgery [Via: MedGadget]


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