aug 262012
New Findings On Protecting Astronauts' Bones

  Eating the right diet and exercising hard in space helps protect International Space Station astronauts’ bones, a finding that may help solve one of the key problems facing future explorers heading beyond low Earth orbit. Six astronauts who had been in training at the Johnson Space Center for almost a year are getting a [continue reading]

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Long space missions 'may damage eyesight'

 Missions to the space station last six months, but missions to Mars could last years The eyes and brains of astronauts who have spent long periods of time in orbit can develop abnormalities, new research has suggested.   Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on 27 spacefarers found effects similar to those that can occur in intracranial [continue reading]