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Science Space

Scientists Prepare for a Mission to Mars

NASA is serious about putting people on Mars in the coming years. And after a major study of the biological effects of long-duration space flight, the agency is one giant leap closer to realizing that goal. John Charles, scientist in residence at the NASA Johnson Space Center, presented some findings from that study as well […]   More

Bio & Life Sciences

NASA Asks the “Crowd” to Help Track What Astronauts Eat

NASA has put a man on the moon, but it hasn’t yet come up with an efficient and accurate way for the International Space Station (ISS) crew to track their diets. Living in a zero-gravity environment poses the risk of nutrient deficiency and bone loss, so keeping close tabs on food intake in space is crucial. But the ISS crew complain that their meal monitoring methods are unreliable and tedious. Imagine having to recount everything you ate in a week while orbiting the Earth. That’s what astronauts do in a weekly “food frequency questionnaire.” But diet logging isn’t rocket science, so NASA is turning to “the crowd” for help.   More