NASA Astronaut Warns – Space Tourists Could Be Struck Down By Astro-Sickness

Space tourists could be struck down by Astro-sickness

For hundreds of years, people dream about the sky and the universe. This dream inspired hundreds of people to sign up with space tourism companies like Virgin Galactic.

Space tourism may seem to be unorthodox but real. But some people may be sucked by hearing this news. Space tourists could be struck down by Astro-sickness,

To date, only the Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos, has taken tourists into space, between 2001 and 2009.

However, aerospace companies like Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin, and SpaceX are hoping to launch commercial flights within the next decade. Hundreds of people, including the Hollywood actors like Angelina Jolie, Kate Winslet, and Leonardo DiCaprio, have already bought tickets.

Nasa astronaut Anna Fisher (the first mother in space) has warned many are unprepared for the rigors of spaceflight and the toll it will take on their bodies.

Former NASA astronauts Dr. Fisher said she was sick for the first two days of her mission on the Discovery space shuttle in 1984 and said she was concerned that people paying hundreds of thousands of pounds did not fully appreciate what might happen.

Speaking to The Telegraph she said, “It’s not like riding a commercial aircraft, not at all, and I can see all these problems with people up there and throwing up and messing up somebody’s flight that they paid $250,000 for”.

“I could feel the blood rushing and in 30 seconds I was going ‘uh oh’, I am going to be one of the ones who is not going to feel good and I was extremely grateful that I had eaten absolutely nothing for breakfast.

“I was lucky I never threw up because if you think throwing up is bad here on the ground it’s really bad in space.”

The Apollo 8 crew were the first astronauts to report space sickness in 1968, and by Apollo 9 the crews were feeling so bad that their spacewalk had to be rescheduled.

Nasa’s training aircraft where astronauts can experience weightless is colloquially known as the ‘vomit comet’ because it makes people feel so ill. Space tourists could be struck down by Astro-sickness.

Space is an unhealthy environment to survive. It is widely known that microgravity seriously impacts metabolism, heat regulation, heart rhythm, muscle tone, bone density, eyesight, and the respiration system.

This is one of the bad accident on space. In 2016, research from the US also found that astronauts who traveled into deep space on lunar missions were five times more likely to have died from cardiovascular disease than those who went into low orbit or never left Earth.

The space tourism companies may aware of this unwanted situation. They may train the travelers for this extreme condition and then take them to space.


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