VIVO to Open New Clinic on the International Space Station
In 2016, British astronaut Tim Peake ran a marathon while tethered to a treadmill on the International Space Station. While his efforts were inspiring to many people on earth, some of his fellow astronauts were not so impressed.
At the time of Tim Peake’s run, Russian cosmonaut Nikolai Kopernik had been on ISS for 29 months. Following the event, he was quoted as saying “Yes, running a marathon in 3 hours and 35 minutes is quite impressive, especially in space, but what people don’t realise is that we’re at work up here. Most of us don’t even have time to knock out a few push-ups, let alone take half a day off to run a marathon”.
Nikolai’s comments were further evidence that the ISS crew may be having issues staying in shape. In November 2015 a routine service of a solenoid panel had to be delayed when American astronaut Major Tom was unable to fit through an airlock because he’s eaten too much space ice cream.
In 2017 Tanya Grisham, head of VIVO Clinics international expansion division, took notice of these issues and started exploring the viability of offering services aboard the International Space Station.
Today, April 1st, 2019, a deal was signed with Elon Musk on behalf of SpaceX to transport fat freezing technology to ISS on the next scheduled launch.
Once the technology is aboard ISS, qualified practitioners at VIVO Clinic in Birmingham will use advanced augmented reality systems to train the space doctors in the safe operation of the equipment.
In a statement from VIVO Clinic’s recently formed intergalactic division, Mr B. Rogers said “The trouble with ‘one small step for man’ is that it only burns about three calories. By providing the busy astronauts with advanced fat reduction treatments, they’ll be feeling weightless in no time”.
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