NASA decodes hazards of human spaceflight to Mars

0

Washington: In a bid to make an organised effort to overcome the obstacles that lie before a human journey to Mars, NASA has decoded some hazards that astronauts can encounter on a continual basis on the Red Planet.

The space agency`s Human Research Programme (HRP) used ground-based analogs, laboratories, and the International Space Station (ISS), to evaluate human performance and countermeasures required for the exploration of Mars, expected to be in the 2030s.

The team divided the hazards into five classifications radiation; isolation and confinement; distance from Earth; gravity (or lack thereof); and hostile or closed environments.

Leave A Reply