NASA’s manned mission to Mars faces several challenges

NASA’s manned mission to Mars faces several challenges

American space agency NASA’s commitment to sending a manned mission to Mars will likely face a number of challenges, including impacts on astronauts’ health.

Long space travel could have a devastating adverse impact on astronauts’ muscle tone as well as their lung capacities. Scientists are still struggling to determine how much weight can astronauts safely lose or how much carbon dioxide (CO2) should be in the crew vehicle.

The stakes are very high, but the space agency has realized that it needs to concentrate less on developing perfect analytic model and more on creating a data science process that could empower decision-makers to use analytics to answer frequently changing questions about a Mars mission.

As receiving all the required data in one place is the most critical step, NASA has started using the Collaborative Advanced Analytics & Data Sharing platform. The program has been developed by Lockheed Martin and a number of analytic partners like Alpine Data to analyze data at its source.

The program is expected to help researchers focus their time and energy on asking questions and receiving answers that could help them plan a manned mission to Mars.

Understanding all those potential risks is really critical because they would impact a number of decisions needed to be made while planning a long space journey or a mission to the Red Planet.


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