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REPUBLIC CITY A»8 The Arizona Republic o Phoenix, Sat,, torn 30,1173 Associated Prtss Skylab commander Pete Conrad is shown exercising on a bicycle-like device while on board the spacecraft vfv Exercise is needed OK for all, lively astronauts say h : > !?•?* '•'"•• ' T • • S' y ab's as- ve' '.^ed to • ' : •/"•;, s-id Friday '•i. o,: wsman 'y h .pace without ser- ioultf ill effects, but they're "giving to have to do some exercise." '^i ' ( ' SJcylab 1 astronauts, Charles Conrad Jr., Paul J. Weitz- arid Dr. Joseph P. Ker- wft;; in their first news conference, since the end of thijir 28-day space mission, saifl their experience showed anybody in reasonable, nor- nvd', health can become a spsfce traveler. f*f» think the average man or^woman can fly in space," saijjT Conrad, the Skylab 1 com.rr-inder. "I think they prdfcably will." > ,,•. -;,.-!' - s j -a'nof re-a- R •,--:''• rfter living ^ •--'<: v- wei^htless- ne \^» v, „.--,- P - n jj e overcome by doing exercisss w'(*le in srrce. '&f you take a factory wojk-r o- scientist and leave hint, up there for 30 days," H. Students learn care '"*.'' i^| consumer dealings YORK (UPI) - Fourteen students from Brooklyn College are working part time atj*the Better Business Bu- re'^ji of New York as consum- eri'r iadvisers. Hearing about people's problems, they say, is .^making them move more cautious in their own dealings as"tonsumers. '!"*• Brooklyn College conceived the."}, vol-n'ee • p -og^-am to pro- \ife s.uden',:; with a model urji; • ^nsume. education ex- pe'dence. ifi- T&e s-'hnol b e 1 i e v e s the m'tfct relevant kind of educa- tio^j . is that which integrates thejiry with life expeience, Said Conrad, "he's going to haVe to do some exercise." Conrad, Kerwin and Weitz all suffered some effects from the deconditioning of their bodies after living in weightlessness 28 days, but the astronauts said they are in good health now. The Skylab 1 mission ended last Friday. Living . and working in space, said Kerwin, the first space-flying physician, was exhilarating. "It was a continuing and pleasant surprise to me to find out how easy it was," he said, "and how good you felt. You get a positive glow of health. It's easy to move, it's easy to work." He said, however, that prolonged living in space causes a physical adaptation which must be reversed when the astronauts return to earth. "Our^ postnight conditions demonstrated : th e r e ' are changes and there is a,price to be paid in that it takes time to return to normal," said Kerwin. He added, however, that within two 'days of their return to earth, "we were all able to carry out a normal day's work." Kerwin said he suffered some nausea and vomiting, Weitz said he had some dizz- ness, and Conrad said he had a brief spell of vertigo after returning to earth. "It took a while to lose the heavy feeling in the arms and legs," said Conrad. "For a while I almost had to shuffle m'y feet." Exercise, said the Skylab 1 commander, may be the answer to allowing man to stay in space for long periods. He said he and his crew- mates worked out daily on a bicycle device. "I think the bicycle ergo- meter exerciser contributed significantly to our well- being," said Conrad; "If it weren't for the bicycle, I think that they would have carried us out of the spacecraft." Asked if their experience gave any indications if man would be able to withstand a mission of two years or more to Mars, Kerwin said: "I am confident that we're going to be able to work it out." ' . ' Conrad said he and his crewmates left behind in orbit a smoothly operating Skylab space station which is ready for the 56-day mission of the Skylab 2 astronauts. "They've got a good home up there and they can go for 56 days with no strain," he said. The Skylab 2 crew is set for launching July 28. NOTICE! 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