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Do You Have The Guts To Go On A Spaceflight ?

The Debbie Nigro Show

Release Date: 08/18/2021

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Would You Go On a Spaceflight? Could Your Body Take It? While watching Richard Branson and Crew and then Jeff Bezos and crew take their historic flights this Summer in real time all I could think about was... no way I'm going. I don't do underground tunnels or above ground cooped up. So I can't even imagine outer space cooped up! Also I don't like feeling heavy. Did you know the people on board these sort of missions feel 3.5 times their normal weight on their way to an altitude of more than 50 miles? I panic when I feel 10 pounds heavier so I'm out. Also what about getting nauseous on a...

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Would You Go On a Spaceflight? Could Your Body Take It?

While watching Richard Branson and Crew and then Jeff Bezos and crew take their historic flights this Summer in real time all I could think about was... no way I'm going. I don't do underground tunnels or above ground cooped up. So I can't even imagine outer space cooped up!

Also I don't like feeling heavy. Did you know the people on board these sort of missions feel 3.5 times their normal weight on their way to an altitude of more than 50 miles? I panic when I feel 10 pounds heavier so I'm out.

Also what about getting nauseous on a space flight? Can't even say the word or think about it.

Who does think about these things is my pal Glenn Butler, who will tell you what happens to your body on a spaceflight because he's spent a lifetime on this subject. His book 'Bending Atmospheres' is getting rave reviews.

Glenn has over 50 years of experience in military, scientific, commercial diving, aerospace and hyper-hypobaric engineering, research and clinical operations. He's the founder and CEO of Life Support Technologies (LST) group.

Founded in 1984, LST’s initial mission was to transfer deep diving/hyperbaric technologies and oxygen enriched air (nitrox) diving and oxygen safety techniques to NASA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Today, LST’s group of companies specializes in advanced wound care, hyperbaric medicine, hyperbaric tunneling and aerospace hypobaric consulting and engineering services.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, LST has been instrumental in aiding Metro New York hospitals with hyperbaric therapies and other life-saving measures. Over the course of his career, Glenn and key associates have developed and provided advanced commercial and military deep diving and saturation techniques decompression tables and equipment. Currently, he has 12 deep diving/hyperbaric technologies patents and 48 peer-reviewed scientific papers.

As of 2021, Glenns’ professional appointments include the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Hyperbaric Safety Committee; the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panels Support Surface Standards Committee; and NFPA-99 Healthcare Facilities Codes Hyperbaric Facilities Committee (2005 edition).

Because of what I learned from Glenn, I actually tried the hyperbaric oxygen chamber to speed up some slow healing after my breast cancer surgery. I share that story candidly and Glenn shares a lot of great candid information here in our warm and interesting conversation so you’ll know what to expect on your spaceflight. (Send me a postcard because I’m not going)