Former NASA astronaut and current Dartmouth Medical School professor of space medicine, Dr. Jay Buckey, presents his personal experience traveling to space as part of the NeuroLab SpaceLab Mission aboard the Columbia shuttle. He explains the human body’s physiological response to weightlessness during space travel and details how the future of space travel is complicated by the unknown brain adaptations resulting from weightlessness, galactic cosmic radiation exposure and social isolation stress.
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0:00 Space Travel Experience
6:52 Vision Changes
17:13 Brain adaptation to weightlessness
29:16 VR for treating long term isolation stress
33:21 Galactic Cosmic Radiation
36:36 Life on Mars
39:54 Future of Space Travel