By Hanane Hadj-Moussa, Kenneth B. Storey and Aline Ingelson-Filpula
Science fiction turns into reality. With humanity’s plans to return to the moon this decade, and new ambitions to travel to Mars in the next, we must figure out how to keep astronauts healthy for these multi-year missions. One solution long championed by science fiction is suspended animation, or putting humans into a hibernation-like sleep for the duration of the journey.
We can look to nature for advice and a potential solution to this challenge.
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