Hibernating humans?

Sleeping man
Credit; Shutterstock

The European Space Agency is looking into possibly putting humans into a suspended animation state…kind of like hibernation for animals, for future space flight. I.E.. Going to Mars, which would take approximately 180 days.

They say that slowing down a humans metabolic rate isn’t exactly possible yet, but it would help with the long space flight. Jennifer Ngo-Anh, the  research team head says the idea “is actually not so crazy.” Some trauma victims actually are put through a similar process.

The Astronauts would have to ‘Fatten” up a little bit while “hibernating” and the space ship would be operating  autonomously for most of the flight.

(AP News)

Photo by SpaceX on Unsplash