Cast your gaze to the heavens. Imagine would it would be like to walk on the moon. Perhaps you’re even more adventuresome and hope that someday you’ll have the chance to visit Mars, the planet that holds so much fascination for earthlings.
If money were no object would you take the two-year trip to the red planet? Would you trade two years with your family and friends for a trip to Mars? Would you go if it cost you a lifetime with loved ones?
That’s the dilemma that astronauts will face as NASA pushes the boundaries of space exploration. Civilians may also face the decision as commercial space travel comes closer to reality.
Are there consequences for space travel? Researchers say that extended space travel and exposure to cosmic radiation can increase the plaque associated with an accelerated progression of Alzheimer’s.
Commercial space flight may become viable for average citizens within the next few decades. Would you take a flight into space even at the risk of (potentially) developing Alzheimer’s Disease? What if the cost for flight included years with your loved ones? Would you take the risk and go?