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News, Star Charts, Space Pictures - Astronomy.com

News, Star Charts, Space Pictures - Astronomy.com

HSF - International Space Station Space station updates have moved. Please go to the Space Station page on the NASA Web for continuing international space station coverage. Can humans live on Mars? Is it safe? The Vision for Space Exploration opens the door for NASA to find out. Researchers on Earth are using several experiments aboard the international space station to study health and safety issues. Space travelers living on Mars for extended periods will need to grow plants, which provide food and generate oxygen. Greenhouses in the Station's Destiny Laboratory and in the Zvezda Service Module grow plants in a controlled environment. NASA is also concerned about health hazards posed by space radiation. On the station, sensors inside the crew areas monitor radiation levels. Will it ever be safe for humans to live on Mars?

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