Oct 13, 2019

Will We Survive Mars? — Glad You Asked S1 (E1)

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, space

NASA says the first humans will set foot on Mars in the mid-2030’s. It will be the most dangerous mission any human has ever taken. Glad You Asked host Cleo Abram wants to know: What comes after that? Not how do we get there, but how will we survive once we do?
Note: There are several Fahrenheit measurements in this piece.
The metric conversions are:
At 7:53: 212 degrees Fahrenheit = 100 degrees Celsius
At 8:04: 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit = 37 degrees Celsius
At 8:45: −81 degrees Fahrenheit = −62.8 degrees Celsius

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Key sources:
International Space Station Integrated Medical Group Medical Checklist https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/pdf/163533main_ISS_Med_CL.pdf

Examining Psychosocial Well-Being and Performance in Isolated, Confined, and Extreme Environments https://ston.jsc.nasa.gov/collections/TRS/_techrep/TM-2015-218565.pdf

Mars Exploration Program, NASA https://mars.nasa.gov/all-about-mars/facts/

NASA Johnson Space Center Oral History Project https://historycollection.jsc.nasa.gov/JSCHistoryPortal/hist…#45;01.htm

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