The third day of the first Asgardia Space Science and Investment Congress (ASIC) focused on issues that are key to the development of the Space Nation, namely, protection of human crews in space. Tried and tested best-practices and promising new approaches were tackled, including bold ideas like hibernation, something scientists say humans should be as good at as bears
The science studying preventative treatment of space-related disorders is less than half a century old. In 1970, Soviet cosmonauts Adrian Nikolaev and Vitaliy Sevastyanov returned to Earth almost literally ‘falling apart’ after a then record-breaking 17-day orbital spaceflight. That was the turning point for cosmonaut health protection, leading to the creation of a solid scientific base in the form of the Institute of Biomedical Problems (IBMP).