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surviving in the final frontier

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The ongoing challenge to keep astronauts healthy in the extreme space environment drives innovations that benefit humans in space and on Earth. Supported by the NASA Human Research Program (HRP), TRISH is an applied space health research catalyst that funds disruptive, high-impact scientific studies and technologies to address existing health challenges, and equip astronauts for deep space exploration.

Showcasing frank discussions with scientists, flight surgeons, astronauts, and scientific leaders, and with NASA archival videos and images, this documentary informs viewers about the solutions that will enable humans to survive and thrive in the final frontier.

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To raise awareness of the health challenges in deep space exploration and spur innovation, TRISH welcomes screenings of Space Health: Surviving the Final Frontier.  Contact TRISH below to discuss organizing a documentary screening.

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The Challenges

There are many challenges to keeping humans healthy in space and NASA and TRISH are working on the top concerns. We chose to focus on 4 with this documentary but we are working on a docuseries that will go into more detail about the many others.

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Long-duration Moon and Mars missions will challenge space explorers’ mental resilience in extraordinary ways. Astronauts need the right tools to contend with the isolation and confinement of deep space exploration. Learn how TRISH and NASA are solving these challenges.

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In low Earth orbit, where resupply is an option, the food system used in space today works. However, keeping humans healthy on the Moon, and eventually on Mars, will require a revolutionary new way to maintain, supply, and ensure proper nutrition for optimal health and performance. TRISH and NASA are developing next-generation food systems for sustainability in space and on Earth.

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We cannot completely shield against radiation in deep space, and the longer the exposure, the more damage to the humans. TRISH and NASA are developing unique approaches to make humans more resilient to space radiation. The new protectants could also be effective cancer preventatives here on Earth.

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Far removed from medical support on Earth, deep space crews will need to be equipped with tools to contend with common ailments as well as more serious and rare concerns that could potentially arise during long-duration spaceflight. TRISH and NASA are developing technologies to enable non-medical personnel to track their own health, and to treat conditions before they become life-threatening.

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Supporting educational materials are coming soon for educators wishing to incorporate the documentary in their lesson plans. Contact TRISH below to access supporting materials.

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