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Recently, scientists have begun realizing that spaceflight can cause serious and perhaps permanent vision problems in astronauts. NASA researchers are working hard to understand the issue, which could present a major hurdle to mounting manned missions to Mars and other faraway destinations.

"This is one that we don't yet have a good handle on, and it can be a showstopper," Mark Shelhamer, chief scientist for the NASA Human Research Program at Johnson Space Center in Houston, said last week during a presentation with the agency's Future In-Space Operations (FISO) working group.

The human body suffers in the microgravity environment of space. For example, without effective countermeasures

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but they're just now beginning to appreciate the gravity of the situation.

 

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One reason why there's new work on gravity centrifuges and shortening trip times to that of your average ISS mission. SpaceX is planning on 2-3 month Mars transits, a duration we already have much experience with.

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We already knew from Total Recall that your eyes can pop out if you go to Mahs.

 

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They need to research astronaut masturbation in Space.

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