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NASA Eyes Crew Deep Sleep Option for Mars Mission


The deep sleep, called torpor, would reduce astronauts' metabolic functions with existing medical procedures. Torpor also can occur naturally in cases of hypothermia.

 Scientists are hoping to induce an unconscious state in astronauts so that they can be stored in cold capsules for long space flights. See how astronaut hibernation could work in this infographic.

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