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ASU Professor Invited to Serve on NASA Panel Addressing Exercise on Long Space Missions

Aug. 9, 2012. An Appalachian State University professor has been selected to participate on an expert panel being convened by NASA to help address problems of muscle and bone density loss on long space missions. Dr. N. Travis Triplett, director of the exercise science program in the College of Health Sciences’ Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science at Appalachian, will help review research related to currently available exercise equipment that is being used for earth-based studies of micro-gravity.

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Weekly Spring Wildflower Walks: Free and Open to the Public at Grandfather Mountain

Press Release from Grandfather Mountain State Park: Weekly Spring Wildflower Walks: Free and Open to the Public. Profile Trail; Grandfather Mountain State Park 9am-1pm  Thursday, March 22 Wednesday, March 28 Wednesday, April 4 Thursday, April 12 Wednesday, April 18 Wednesday, April 25  The moist, rich coves surrounding the Profile Trail produce an astonishing array of spring wildflowers. Join a park ranger in weekly explorations of the trail to see what new spring flowers have emerged.  Wear sturdy hiking boots. Bring a jacket, water and snacks. Although we won’t hike great distances, the trail is all uphill and we’ll be out in the elements the entire time.  The Profile Trial is located on Highway 105 South; ¼ mile north of the Hwy. 184 intersection. Call the park office if you have questions: 828-963-9522 or email susan.mcbean@ncdenr.gov.