Explore Moon to Mars: Human Factors – Part II
Audience: Educators, Parents, Caregivers
Event Date: July 16 at 6 p.m. EDT
In this second chapter of Explore Moon to Mars: Human Factors, we’ll take an in-depth look at muscle physiology and the effects of long-duration spaceflight on astronauts’ muscles, as revealed by the SpaceLab and ISS experiments (including the NASA Twins Study). As NASA looks to establish a permanent base on our Moon (and eventually undertake a three-year mission to Mars), it is imperative to understand the health consequences of reduced and micro-gravity as NASA seeks to develop the protective measures that will ensure astronauts are able to live and work to their fullest potential at these deep-space destinations. Implications for Earth-based medicine, and relevant instructional resources, will be included.