Vacuum sleeping bag for NASA astronauts trying to prevent vision loss from Mars mission – archyde

(Photo: NASA via Getty Images) Jezero Crater, March – February 18: In this published image courtesy of NASA, the first high resolution color image sent by Hazard Cameras shows the bottom of NASA’s Mars rover persistence after the Landing in the area known as Jezero Crater on February 18, 2021 on Mars. Astrobiology is one of the primary goals of persistence missions to Mars, including looking for signs of ancient microbial life. The rover will characterize the planet’s geology and past climate, pave the way for human exploration of the red planet, and be the first mission to collect and store Martian rocks and regolith.

NASA’s new high-tech vacuum sleeping bag is set to provide a solution to their vision problems while the space agency prepares for long-range missions to the moon and then to Mars.

(Image: NASA via Getty Images)
JEZERO CRATER, MARCH – FEBRUARY 18: In this published image courtesy of NASA, the first high resolution color image captured by Hazard Cameras (Hazcams) on the bottom of NASA’s Persevere Mars rover after landing in the as Jezero -Crater known region was sent on February 18, 2021 on the planet Mars. Astrobiology is one of the primary goals of persistence missions to Mars, including looking for signs of ancient microbial life. The rover will characterize the planet’s geology and past climate, pave the way for human exploration of the red planet, and be the first mission to collect and store Martian rocks and regolith.

NASA astronauts and vision problems

Although NASA has been sending astronauts to the International Space Station or the International Space Station for two-month stays for years, the solution to vision problems after their return to Earth remains unclear.

According to a report GenSide Great Britain, The strange effect of staying in space for a long time was first discovered in 2005.

During this time, NASA astronaut John Phillips returned to Earth with a severe loss of vision after spending six months on the International Space Station. His vision changed from 20/20 to 20/100 after his space mission.

After that, two theories about the accident emerged.

However, the reason for this only came to light after research was conducted under the direction of Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Miami, Noam Alperin.

Subsequent studies found that visual disturbances that occurred after a few months in space were caused by changes in a person’s brain chemistry.

More specifically, studies have shown that cerebrospinal fluid increases in some parts of the astronaut’s brain, which then leads to significant loss of vision.

The extra fluid in the brain specifically causes people’s eyeballs to become permanently flattened, leading to vision problems or, in worse cases, blindness.

Vacuum sleeping bag for astronauts from NASA

With all that said, a group of scientists at the University of Texas or Utah’s Southwestern Medical Center has focused on studying the problems NASA astronauts face with their eyesight.

According to a report World republic, The US space agency has contacted UT to find a solution to a vision problem that rages among astronauts.

It happened because NASA also wanted to bring people to the moon and shortly afterwards to the red planet.

A study by scientists led them to develop a vacuum sleeping bag that could keep the eyeballs from flattening for two months in space.

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NASA astronaut sleeping bag: this is how it works

Essentially, sleeping bags for NASA astronauts help prevent their body fluids from getting into their brains.

Instead of gravity on the floor, the researchers embedded a vacuum cleaner or a suction function in the sleeping bag.

It should be noted that this vision problem is impossible on our planet as the fluid from our head drips into our bodies as soon as we get out of bed.

On the other hand, at least half a gallon of body fluid in space remains on your head. Sleeping bags try to keep chemicals from getting into your head.

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