Exciting science video: ESA science program features FAIR research on hibernation


Synthetic hibernation of astronauts could become a promising key technology for the future of spaceflight and for the benefit of mankind. This is especially the case for long-term missions, for example to Mars. In an exciting science video on the topic, the European Space Agency ESA features the essential expertise of GSI/FAIR in this field and presents it prominently.

In the ESA video, Dr. Dr. Jennifer Ngo-Anh, responsible at ESA for the successfully running ESA-FAIR cooperation on cosmic radiation research, and Dr. Anggraeini Puspitasari, who works as a post-doc in GSI biophysics, are among the speakers. ESA has been conducting high-level space radiation research at the GSI particle accelerator in Darmstadt for years. At the future accelerator center FAIR, even higher energies will be available for the simulation of cosmic rays, enabling groundbreaking new insights. Decisive indications for the possible benefit of artificial hibernation for radiation resistance were recently published by an international research team led by the GSI Biophysics Department in “Scientific Reports", a journal of the Nature Publishing Group. The publication received much attention from the scientific community and the international media. (BP)

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ESA video „Hibernation. We research. You benefit.“

Scientific publication in in „Scientific Reports“

Press release "Safety in space: Synthetic hibernation could provide protection from cosmic radiation"