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NASA investigates hibernation for deep space missions October 29, 2014

Posted by Al Philipson in Science and Science Fiction news.
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NASA investigates hibernation for deep space missions

Science fiction is again becoming science fact.In preparation for a possible manned mission to Mars, NASA is researching ways to utilize human hibernation to circumvent problems associated with prolonged deep space exploration. Working in tandem with Atlanta based aerospace company, SpaceWorks, NASA’s preliminary plan was revealed at the 2014 International Astronomical Congress in Toronto. “Sending astronauts that far into space would be too challenging, costly and grueling without it,” said SpaceWorks engineer John Bradford.

The technology isn’t ready for use yet. No long-term experiments have been conducted. Since 2003, the base technology has been used in hospitals when needed.The full article is here.

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