Getting around in deep space or even between the planets of the solar system with our current transport technology is a slow business taking months and years, so to save resources, weight and keep the crew from climbing the walls we could put them into a form of suspended animation much like animals that hibernate.
Current medical thinking is that we could do it for maybe months at a time and have this ready in the not too distant future. In this video, we look at if we could really Could we Really Sleep in Space for Years?
Fossilised Skull by kind permission of Christopher Locke – www.heartlessmachine.com
Craig Fleming, Florian Hesse, Peter Barber
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Alok G Singh
Jorn Magnus Karlsen
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Written and Researched by Paul Shillito
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