In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Global enthusiasm for a NASA led return to the Moon with human explorers appears on the rise, though the issue financial support remains unresolved. NASA’s Mars InSight lander is again forced to suspend its digging activities.
Human Space Exploration
Coming together to go to the MoonSpace Review (10/28): Last week’s International Astronautical Congress (IAC) brought major players from the commercial as well as the global government sector together in Washington to ponder and discuss a role in a NASA led, accelerated human return to the surface of the Moon in 2024 and then sustained lunar exploration. The enthusiasm, much of it coming from participants in the International Space Station (ISS), was evident. Still uncertain are required budgetary investments from the global government sector, including the U.S. Congress.
Study underscores changes in brain structure, function in long-duration space missionsMedicalPress.com (10/28): A recent study published in the American Journal of Neuroradiology reveals that changes in cognitive performance among astronauts are linked to changes in in-flight brain structure. The data were derived from seven space shuttle fliers and a dozen from International Space Station (ISS) missions. Neuroradiologist Dr. Donna R. Roberts, of the Department of Radiology and ...