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Elements S2 • E5

NASA’s Cryosleep Chamber Could Help You Snooze Your Way to Mars

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Published on May 18, 2018

NASA is teaming up with a company called SpaceWorks to create a sleeping pod that could get astronauts into deep space. How does it work?

Thanks to Salad, We’re One Step Closer to Colonizing Space
- https://youtu.be/9Vh4__TY78A

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“Before humans travel to another planet—and that day may be coming soon—a question will need to be answered: How will astronauts spend their time on a months- or years-long interplanetary voyage?”

Can Humans Ever Harness the Power of Hibernation?
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/scienc...
“Scientists want to know if astronauts can hibernate during long spaceflights. First, they need to understand what hibernation is.”

How Scientists Plan To Send Hibernating Astronauts to Mars
https://gizmodo.com/how-scientists-pl...
“A lot of things are falling into place for NASA's inevitable moonshot to Mars. (Mars-shot?) However, one of the original challenges remains one of the more elusive ones: How do you get the astronauts to live on a spaceship for six months without going crazy? You put them to sleep, that's how.”

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Written by: Megan Bates

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