Being In Outer Space For Long Periods Affects Humans
June 11, 2016 11:00am CST
Have you been keeping up with Astronaut Scott Kelly? He spent nearly a year in Space (340 days) at the International Space Station. He and a Russian Astronaut did this. This is the longest an astronaut has spent in Space. Scott Kelly returned to Earth on March 1 and his body still hurts , even after 3 months of being back on the ground. He had been on shorter missions in the past, but this 340 day mission has taken it's toll on his body. He said that because his limbs had not touched any hard surface due to the weightlessness (only clothes touching), when he got back to Earth, anything he touched , gave him a feeling of being on fire. He got rashes on his skin when he touched something solid. He even got flu like symptoms. He still doesn't feel quite right. He says , this test, should not keep Man from traveling in Space to perhaps Mars , But, there must be a way for Men to simulate Earth's Gravity during long space flights (like it is on Science Fiction shows like Star Trek and Star Wars).
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• Toccoa, Georgia
11 Jun 16
I am sure that now, with what they know happened to Scott Kelly, the Scientists will really be trying to create a perfect environment for humans who go on long Space voyages. It may take some years to create, but I bet they will create something.