ZERO-G Challenges of a Trip to Mars! 4 months ago   07:35

A trip to #Mars involves radiation, muscle and bone loss, intermediate axis theorem and liquids.
Check out Mars on National Geographic, Monday Nov 12 at 9/8c

When I got offered the chance to fly in another #zeroG plane, I jumped at the chance. Do you know how hard it is when you are thrust into low-gravity, like the 37% of Earth's gravity of Mars, and you have to remember what you were going to say in a 30 second window as blood floods your head? It's pretty hard. It would be even harder to actually travel to Mars. It would take about 8 months in microgravity during which time your muscles and bones would weaken substantially, even if you exercise for hours a day like the astronauts on the space station. And your heart is a muscle too so it weakens as well. Before I contemplated these rates of muscle and bone loss, I thought the major challenge with a round trip journey to Mars would be the logistics of spacecraft and having enough fuel to get back. But with the weakening of the human body, it's an open question whether anyone would really want to come back.

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The problem with managing gravity is that your internal organs can't adapt and the only way you can really manage that, is to have a very big rotating ship that applies a constant centrifugal / gravitational force upon the entire body.
I Am The One Who Knocks
Talk about the WRONG STUFF!
foxam gamer9103
3:25 he trying to eat that boode
Kevin11e r
3:08 YEET
Landon Starnes
7:00 if evolution was true but it’s not
Like if u agree
Sau's Super Supreme
4:38 When you spot someone in siege but you don't want them to see the camera.
Let’s just saying the gravity is 2 times less than on earth, can’t they hypothetically use double the amount of weight in weight training?
How would sex work?
LittleShy Lotus123
3:30 “mission failed”
Bacon Persuasion
My only question is will there be beer on Mars?
Ryan Mathew
0:30 man tried to eat his ass
@ gets kicked.
@ tries to kick him back!
@ tries to bite him
@ gets bullied again
i would be doing flips and jumping everywhere
Passion for Everything
i wonder what bodybuilding would look like in Mars....
Pie Guy
Who else wishes they were there!
San hyung Nek
Do the Russian kick dance
Balázs Bélavári
What if they accelerate things instead of lifting things
Black Dagger
How about we make gravity inducing plates? Artificial gravity. Not using movement, but inducing gravity itself.
noob assassin
3:05 he gets kicked lol
Racoon Buddy
Someone needs to bring a camera into this plane, and just, let go of it
Richkiller TsM
4:37 is pretty epic
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ZERO-G Challenges of a Trip to Mars! 4 months ago   01:09