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NASA Attempts to Conquer One of the Great Challenges of Space Travel


NASA Attempts to Conquer One of the Great Challenges of Space Travel

Source: http://www.psmag.com/health/gastronauts-...

We might think the challenges of space exploration are all technological, but it turns out that “menu fatigue”—astronauts tiring of their food and not eating—is also a problem. It can endanger crew health by accelerating muscle and bone loss, and contribute to a decline in morale, jeopardizing any long expedition. During an isolation experiment in Russia that lasted a year and a half, in 2010 and 2011, subjects grew listless and bored; food was one thing they could not stop talking about.

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