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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Astronauts on long-duration flights will need access to more than just routine care

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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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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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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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A major medical emergency has never occurred on the International Space Station – but what would happen if it did? And what lessons could be learnt for treating similar emergencies on Earth?

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One-Way to Mars

February 12, 2015

Dutch non-profit, Mars One is looking for volunteers to take a one-way trip to colonize Mars launching in 2024. Learn more about ‘why!?’ from three of the more than 200,000 who applied

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