Working Out on the Way to the Moon: The Apollo 11 Inflight Exerciser

Ask an Expert Live

September 20, 2017 | 12:30pm
Presented Online

Why do astronauts exercise in space? What are the effects of spaceflight on the human body? Join us on Facebook Live as space history curator Teasel Muir-Harmony discusses how the Apollo astronauts stretched and exercised their muscles on the way to the Moon using the Exer-Genie. She will describe the biomedical effects of weightlessness as well as the evolution in space fitness from the Apollo era to today.

Planning to attend in-person? Meet in the Apollo to the Moon exhibition. 


Every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. we will go live on the National Air and Space Museum Facebook page with an Ask an Expert talk. We’ll select a different aviation or space topic each week, and a Museum staff member will discuss the history, stories, or personalities related to a specific artifact or exhibition in the Museum. Tune in on Facebook Live each week to join the talk and ask our experts questions.