May 16, 2013
An update on Chris Hadfield’s condition
by Raffi Kuyumjian, CSA’s Chief Medical Officer and Hadfield’s Flight Surgeon
Chris is already showing noticeable improvement in his walk and equilibrium since yesterday, but it usually takes about 3 weeks until we are confident a returning astronaut can return to driving. He will be driven to where he needs to be until then.
Today is a bit of a lighter day for Chris to help him recover from effects of gravity, as well as the jet-lag and the 24-hour flight to Houston from the landing site. He has a medical check, a 2-hour reconditioning session and short debrief meetings in addition to this morning’s press conference. He needs the rest as tomorrow is a full day of science data collection, medical checks and reconditioning.
Chris Hadfield: “How does the body control blood pressure? Scarecrow on a tilt table to measure how.”
Photo credit: Chris Hadfield
You can also see this article about his return. Not easy to feel gravity again !