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Sign by the Lower Body Negative Pressure experiment. It reads

Lower Body Gravity Pressure Tank

Skylab astronauts put their lower body into this tank, and a partial vacuum, simulating gravity, caused blood to pool in their legs. Circulation and heart rate were then monitored. The equipment on display is an exact duplicate of that used on Skylab.

Time picture taken Wed Apr 23 13:35:51 2003
Location picture taken Michigan Space & Science Center
Jackson, MI
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