How NASA Studies Long Space Flights: Radiation, Heart Disease All Concerns For Mars-Bound Astronauts

August 1, 2016 4:58 PM

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Shooting astronauts into space, then finding a safe way for those brave individuals to travel some 34 million miles is a complicated task. Who knew?

In a recent press release, National Aeronautics and Space Administration — commonly known as NASA — detailed some of the potential medical pitfalls associated with long space flight it's studying. The studies are conducted with a potential manned mission to Mars in mind, the red planet our closest n...

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