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A Trip to Mars Could Increase Chances of Alzheimer's for Astronauts

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January 2, 2013
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A new study has found that prolonged exposure to cosmic radiation could increase the risk of developing neuro-degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's. The findings raise questions about the dangers associated with future manned mission to Mars.


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NASA (Dec. 9, 2013) — Hi I'm John Grotzinger. I'm the project scientist for Mars Science Laboratory mission and this is your Curiosity Rover Report. Curiosity's got some great new findings. We've been able to find a place on Mars where we can actually date a rock. That means we don't have to have astronauts to bring them back to Earth like we did back in the 1960's. We simply drill the rock, put it into the instrument and its able to give us the age at which time the rock formed. One of the big things that Curiosity is trying to do is explore and find organic carbon on Mars.
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NASA 360: Stories of the Solar System: Mars

NASA 360: Stories of the Solar System: Mars

NASA (July 12, 2013) — Caleb: It turns out what we discover ends up leading us to new questions. Molly :The Mariner 4 mission was the first to take us to mars, and in doing so, changed everything we thought we knew about the red planet. Dr. Jim Garvin: There is this mystery of Mars. Mars is unavoidably special. Dr. Nicky Fox: The red planet, it's so often visible in the sky that, you know, you feel like it's just over there. Dr. Ralph McNutt: Mars has been subject of a lot of speculation for a long number of years.
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This Week @ NASA, August 2, 2013

This Week @ NASA, August 2, 2013

NASA (Aug. 2, 2013) — DC CELEBRATES CURIOSITY HQ @MarsCuriosity MSL Control Room at Mars Landing: Touchdown confirmed, were safe on Mars. (applause) Celebration, when the Curiosity Rover safely found the surface of Mars on August 6, 2012 and celebration this week on Capitol Hill as NASA and members of Congress mark the one year anniversary of the Martian landing and showcase the ways the rover is helping us get to know Mars.
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NASA Planning Menu for Mars Mission In 2030s

NASA Planning Menu for Mars Mission In 2030s

AP (July 17, 2012) — Scientists are building a menu for a group of six to eight astronauts for a planned journey to Mars in the 2030s. The menu must keep the astronauts healthy and happy and also offer a broad array of food.
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