Thursday, March 08, 2012

Hazards of Space Travel and Living on Other Planets: The Science of Over the Edge

NASA is working on the problem of safety for astronauts venturing to Mars and beyond.

Since 2009, a research orbiter had been circling the moon. Among other things, it is equipped with a plastic that mimics human skin. NASA studies hazards of radiation on space travelers.

They've created a robot that can explore that hostile planet once it arrives and be a test subject during its journey. Here's a video explaining the project: Curiosity: The Stunt Double
Curiosity has landed:  Curiosity's First Photos ; NASA: Curiosity's Mission

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