University’s research breakthrough may help NASA get to Mars

NASA's Dr James Polk and Dr Mike Barratt, with University of Birmingham's Dr Alex Sinclair and her researcher
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have welcomed a delegation from NASA who are working to overcome some of the stumbling blocks to sending astronauts to Mars. Microgravity, which causes astronauts to float in space, can have significant physiological effects on the body and can lead to pressure on the brain that can cause visual impairment. Mars is 140 times further from Earth than the moon is and astronauts would spend months in microgravity travelling to and from the planet. NASA needs to find a solution to prevent... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...