Study Suggests Immune Risks From Long Spaceflights

Credit: ISS: NASA
HOUSTON—A first-ever study of natural killer (NK) immune cell function in astronauts during long-duration stays aboard the International Space Station (ISS) suggests explorers on much lengthier space voyages could face health risks severe enough to challenge mission success. The study was led by...
Mark Carreau

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting.

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