Could Humans Survive Prolonged Space Travel? [Science Video]

Prolonged space travel plays a severe toll on the human body: microgravity impairs muscle and bone growth, and high doses of radiation cause irreversible mutations. As we seriously consider the human species becoming space-faring, a big question stands: even if we do break free from Earth’s orbit, can we adapt to the extreme environments of space? Lisa Nip examines our odds.

[Ted Education]

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One Response to Could Humans Survive Prolonged Space Travel? [Science Video]

  1. Technically Luna and Mars are MilliGravity not MicroGravity environments and are quite likely to produce sufficient gravitational “stress” for relatively normal human physiological function.

    In true MicroGravity, such as on long space voyages, take two Capsules, one Tether, spin. Welcome to artificial “gravity” for long missions… The same can be done with circular rail tracks on asteroids, small moons etc.