Exercise EquipmentExercise equipment:
Prolonged exposure to the microgravity environment of space led to research on "cardiovascular deconditioning
," the potential deterioration of an astronaut's cardiovascular system. This led to the development of the "horizontal trampoline" (the Shuttle 2000-1), which is now being used by sports teams and medical rehabilitation centers. The equipment promotes cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength through closed-chain kinetic and plyometric exercises.