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What are the health risks of space travel?

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Follow the link http://www.unexplain...s.php?id=239371

The sub-heading there reads: 'With trips in to space soon to become the norm, what health risks should space tourists be aware of ?'

I'm not sure who added that claim to the post but it exists, and therefore is fair game to be challenged, no?

The title is completely appropriate. In a couple of years, people going into space will be a fairly normal event in that it will happen a couple of times a week and won't be a news event. It is comparable to the Concorde when it arrived on the scene. Prior to Concorde, the number of people that had traveled faster than sound was limited to the few that flew advanced military aircraft and astronauts, after Concorde that number increased exponentially and, while available to only the rich due to high ticket prices, traveling at mach speeds had become a normal event.

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Didn't they send Steven Hawking up on a short flight? If he can handle it, then maybe...

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The title is completely appropriate. In a couple of years, people going into space will be a fairly normal event in that it will happen a couple of times a week and won't be a news event. It is comparable to the Concorde when it arrived on the scene. Prior to Concorde, the number of people that had traveled faster than sound was limited to the few that flew advanced military aircraft and astronauts, after Concorde that number increased exponentially and, while available to only the rich due to high ticket prices, traveling at mach speeds had become a normal event.

It'll be a fairly regular event, but this is not the same as being 'the norm'. The norm is when something becomes common and is adopted by many people.

It'll only be 'the norm' for a tiny, select group of individuals. It's a bit like saying 'having caviar everyday for breakfast is the norm';'having a servant is the norm';'being able to fly a fighter jet is the norm'.

It won't be the norm until it is commercialised to the point that almost anyone can afford to do so at some point in their life. Until then, it will still be a rare and significant event. That's how I see it.

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It'll be a fairly regular event, but this is not the same as being 'the norm'. The norm is when something becomes common and is adopted by many people.

It'll only be 'the norm' for a tiny, select group of individuals. It's a bit like saying 'having caviar everyday for breakfast is the norm';'having a servant is the norm';'being able to fly a fighter jet is the norm'.

It won't be the norm until it is commercialised to the point that almost anyone can afford to do so at some point in their life. Until then, it will still be a rare and significant event. That's how I see it.

I'd call that making space flight routine, which I agree, is decades away

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Semantics it is then. :D

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The main effects of being in a zero gravity environment in space,after some time, is when you return to earth.The human body has to re-adjust to coming back to the earth's gravity.You are floored!You feel weak & you have to readjust to the effect of gravity! It is a task in itself to re-adjust.Many of the astronauts know this phenomenon.They feel like they are pulled down & can not move.That is why they are placed in quarantine.They are given the time to re-adjust.

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I think that it becomes a version of muscular dystrophy.You are void of the effects of gravity & your muscles become weak & accustomed to the lack of weight & gravity.I personally don't think that I would like to experience these reactions.Let me stay here,down on the ground!LOL!

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If there are any other life forms out there travelling the universe, then the likeliness of them being the same as us is very slim, unless they have managed to invent a craft which a human type being can travel in....then this would mean they are far superior to us.

But I have always said the chances are there is other life forms, but not as we know it. Just because man thinks he is so clever, does not mean we are infact lightyears behind our neighbours.

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Semantics it is then. :D

Well personally, I see no need whatsoever to make anti-Jewish statements...Oh wait....! s6414.gif

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If there are any other life forms out there travelling the universe, then the likeliness of them being the same as us is very slim, unless they have managed to invent a craft which a human type being can travel in....then this would mean they are far superior to us.

But I have always said the chances are there is other life forms, but not as we know it. Just because man thinks he is so clever, does not mean we are infact lightyears behind our neighbours.

And this is on topic how?

This is a topic about the potential health risks to humans it has NOTHING to do with extraterrestrial life at all. There is an entire forum for discussions on that subject, Please try to stay on topic.

Thank you.

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I wouldnt think space travel even just outside our earths orbit would be something that the government would take on, especially with all the health risks possible

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I wouldnt think space travel even just outside our earths orbit would be something that the government would take on, especially with all the health risks possible

Your statement goes against every available fact and leads me to ask you several questions:

  1. Given that they did exactly that, with Apollo, 9 times in the between 1968 and 1972 why do you think they wouldn't do it again?
  2. Given that the Apollo astronauts suffered no ill effects and that astronauts have been shown to return to health even after 6 month missions, so much so that NASA and Roscosmos are now planning for 12 month missions, what are the problems you believe will stop astronauts going beyond Earth orbit?
  3. Why do you think NASA is developing the Space Launch System heavy launch vehicle and the Orion capsule to take humans into deep space?
  4. Why do you think that current plans call for the first manned flight of Orion and the SLS to send astronauts to Lunar orbit for up to 4 days?
  5. Finally why do you think President Obama has said that NASA should send astronauts to an asteroid and eventually to Mars?

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Your statement goes against every available fact and leads me to ask you several questions:

  1. Given that they did exactly that, with Apollo, 9 times in the between 1968 and 1972 why do you think they wouldn't do it again?
  2. Given that the Apollo astronauts suffered no ill effects and that astronauts have been shown to return to health even after 6 month missions, so much so that NASA and Roscosmos are now planning for 12 month missions, what are the problems you believe will stop astronauts going beyond Earth orbit?
  3. Why do you think NASA is developing the Space Launch System heavy launch vehicle and the Orion capsule to take humans into deep space?
  4. Why do you think that current plans call for the first manned flight of Orion and the SLS to send astronauts to Lunar orbit for up to 4 days?
  5. Finally why do you think President Obama has said that NASA should send astronauts to an asteroid and eventually to Mars?

I wasnt reffering to astronauts I must have read it wrong I was refering to just everyday people that arent in the condition or the shape to go up into space. My fault I must have read it wrong.

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true space can be a dangerous place but so is the earth so whats the difference besides what you guys mentioned?anyway we see violence here on the planet and etc.also anything could be "normal" it depends on how we see things."Normal" has no real definition it depends on how we see things thats it.but space flight should be availble to everyone not only the rich or people with money.no special priviledge.if only the rich could go then whats the purpose and use.it should be a reasonable price and fair not super expensive that only the rich go

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Is this really for real?

Edited by eden_19

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Or is this just fantasy?

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