Re: May be impossible to live long-term in space

Date: Sun Jul 16 2000 - 08:06:46 MDT

In a message dated 7/13/00 1:04:33 PM Central Daylight Time, writes:

> ... without a-grav.

There ought to be plenty enough data from Russian experience at Mir to
confirm the idea proposed here -- I'm sure cell samples have been taken from
every returning crew and misalligned microtbules should be obvious by
microscopic inspection. Likewise, long-term follow-up with Mir crews ought
to spot any macro-scale issues that would arise from them.

Since all of the first few ISS crews that have been chosen include Mir
veterans, I'm skeptical of the conclusions drawn in the cited article:
Presumably NASA's not going to approve these guys as flight-worthy if they've
got detectable medical problems that could risk the need to use the emergency
crew-return procedures.

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