Sleeping in space
Volunteers face problems on a make-believe mission to Mars
By Stephen Ornes, 10:00 AM January 27, 2013
A voyage to Mars would take about eight months on a modern spaceship. That might seem like a great opportunity to catch up on your sleep. But a recent experiment finds that people may develop sleep problems on a long space journey — or at least on the pretend trip in these tests.
“If we at some point really want to go to Mars and we want to send humans, then we need to know how they will cope,” Mathias Basner told Science News. He is a sleep researcher at the University of Pennsylvania’s ...
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