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Long term space-flight travel is not harmful for human health: NASA

As per the latest report NASA has proved that long hour space travel is not hazardous to the human body. This most recent report by NASA has brought down the old age thought that long hour space travel is harmful or unsafe for the human.

NASA has presented this new reports on the basis of new results from “Twins Study” which has revealed that there are no major cautionary signs as well as no objective to consider humans cannot continue a two and a half year round trip journey to Mars.

Associate Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine, Christopher Mason said, “It’s mostly really good news”. He further added “the body has extraordinary plasticity and adaptation to being in zero gravity, at least for a year”.

Talking about the Twins study, the Twin Study pushed NASA into the genomics period of space travel. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly spent a year in space as a part of the “Twins Study” while on the other hand Mark, his identical twin, remained on Earth as a control matter to aspect at the effects of space travel on the human body.

The Twins Study was one of the first studies of its kind to associate molecular outlines of identical twin astronauts where one of them is in space and another one on the Earth.

Being in the orbit for almost one year has increased the immune system response of NASA astronaut Scott Kelly. The Washington Post reported on Friday that the immune system response of Kelly’s increased in such a manner as if at the cellular level, his body sensed under attack as related to his Earth-bound twin brother.

However, these comparisons has not upraised any red flags nearly long-standing spaceflight on the International Space Station (ISS), officials of NASA were quoted as saying at the yearly conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science here.

“It’s almost as if the body’s on high alert,” The space stopover also altered the action of a number of of his genetic factor.

As per the Craig Kundrot, Director of NASA’s space life and physical sciences division, so far the space organization’s study set up nothing that would mark a Mars mission impossible.

As per the report, the major worry is particle emission or radiation as such a task would uncover astronauts to levels of radioactivity superior than acceptable under present recommendations. That would not unavoidably avoid a mission, but it still remains a matter of concern.

On the other hand, Kundrot warned that the twin study only comprises of two people as testers. He said, “We don’t regard any of this as conclusive, but on the whole it’s encouraging,” he said, adding, “there are no new major warning signs”.