A new report digs into plans to protect our planet from alien microbes or cross-contamination from other worlds, also known as "planetary quarantine."
May 11, 2020 • ~8 min
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If you think social distancing is tough, imagine doing it in space. Veteran astronaut Michael E. Fossum offers some tips on coping with isolation.
April 27, 2020 • ~10 min
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Following a study of astronaut twins and their gut bacteria, reserchers have found that spaceflight affects the microbiome in a consistent way.
Sept. 3, 2019 • ~7 min
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A long-term trip to Mars will require new ways to make food and water. In this podcast episode, an expert explains the trip and why human waste will be key.
Aug. 19, 2019 • ~1 min
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Astronaut Scott Kelly spent 340 days in space. His twin brother, astronaut Mark Kelly, stayed on Earth. Here's how their mitochondria compare.
April 11, 2019 • ~2 min
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"What NASA and other space agencies are concerned about is whether or not the immune system is going to be compromised during very prolonged spaceflight missions."
Feb. 4, 2019 • ~5 min
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