NASA Astronaut’s Health Does Change While In Orbit, But Researchers Disagree About Level Of Risk

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Scientists studying the research on the Kelly brothers following Scott’s 340 days in orbit had mixed opinions about the the biomedical and genetic changes brought on by long-term space travel. “What this really does is open a door to the kind of analysis you could never do before that’s going to be important for astronauts when they go on long-duration space flight to Mars and they’re going to have to be progressively independent from the resources that are on the ground,” said Andrew Feinberg, a lead investigator on the Twins Study.