Long space flights can increase the volume of astronauts’ brains

Astronauts’ brains increase in volume after long space flights, causing pressure to build up inside their heads. This may explain why some astronauts experience worsened vision after prolonged periods in space. “This raises additional concerns for long-duration interplanetary travel, such as the future mission to Mars,” says Larry Kramer at the University of Texas HealthContinue reading “Long space flights can increase the volume of astronauts’ brains”

100 finalists have been chosen for a one-way trip to Mars

Dutch nonprofit Mars One has named 100 people who will remain in the running for a one-way trip to Mars, expected to leave Earth in 2024. Out of more than 200,000 people who applied, 24 will be trained for the mission and four will take the first trip, if all goes according to plan. ThisContinue reading “100 finalists have been chosen for a one-way trip to Mars”