Feb 1, 2022

How putting humans into hibernation could help astronauts travel to Mars

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, space travel

Bear-like human hibernation could enable ambitious proposals for Mars.

On Monday, the European Space Agency published a report explaining how hibernation could help humanity get to Mars. The agency explained that when bears hibernate, they use fewer resources without letting their muscles and bones go to waste.

For a multi-month trip to Mars, it could help a crew complete their trip with reduced stress levels and fewer medical complications. Crew members would enter pods, administer a drug, and let the ship handle operations for most of the flight.

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