Mars - Antarctica Connection

Gene therapy may help astronauts going to Mars resist deadly radiation

An international group of researchers has come up with a new plan to help astronauts survive high-level radiation in space – and even get them to Mars without the deadly exposure expected during three years of space travel.It is estimated that a return trip from Mars would expose astronauts to radiation doses of 600 mSv – a large proportion of the lifetime cap Nasa sets for space travellers of 800-1200 mSv.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/apr/07/gene-therapy-may-help-astronauts-going-to-mars-resist-deadly-radiation

Apr 7, 2018

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