Wednesday, November 4, 2009

NASA to irradiate squirrel monkeys to research long-term exposure in Deep Space

Tom Chivers

"There's a long-standing commitment on the part of NASA to deep space travel and with that commitment comes a need for knowing what kinds of adverse effects deep space travel might have, what are the risks to astronauts. That's not been well assessed.

"The beauty of this is that we can assess at different time points after exposure, so not only do we get a sense of rather immediate effects, but then we can look again at longer time points.

"That kind of information just hasn't been available."

Read the story, HERE.

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