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Table 1 Characteristics of astronauts (n = 8) who have completed the European Space Agency’s eight long-duration missions (LDMs) to the International Space Station (ISS)

From: Exercise in space: the European Space Agency approach to in-flight exercise countermeasures for long-duration missions on ISS

Measure Mean SD Minimum Maximum
Age at selection in (years) 36 4 31 41
Age at first space mission (years) 40 6 31 50
Age at time of ISS LDM mission (years) 45 7 37 54
Time from selection to ISS LDM (years) 7 3 4 12
Stature at ISS LDM launch (m) 1.80 0.09 1.65 1.89
Body Mass at ISS LDM launch (kg) 80.5 11.7 62 95
ISS LDM duration (days) 163 48 49 200
Total time in space (days) 191 73 69 350
  1. SD 1 standard deviation