Scientists are still trying to figure out how the human body responds to long-duration spaceflight… In particular, a mission to Mars could require at least a three-year round trip that would take a toll both physically and psychologically

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Seven months after cosmonauts landed, some brain tissues had recovered but others had not

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My Year on “Mars”

January 2, 2018

Physicist Christiane Heinicke spent 365 days sequestered with five others in a geodesic dome on the side of a Hawaiian volcano to test what isolation might do to the psyches of the crew on a Mars mission

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Jessica Watkins, one of NASA’s newest recruits, says she’s ready—but only if there’s a ride back

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We’ve done almost no research into this area, but it’s key to living on Mars. NASA says no humans have had sex in space. There’s nothing other than speculation to suggest otherwise

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“The risk of fatality will be high,” Musk conceded in the course of describing SpaceX’s absurdly ambitious (and still preliminary) plan to establish a human colony on Mars. “There’s no way around it.”

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SpaceX plans to build a “self-sustaining city” on Mars, according to its founder Elon Musk. But, while we now know a lot more about how SpaceX plans to get to Mars, details about how people will actually survive up there remain sketchy

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