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Popping pills in space: Helping astronauts manage pain or sickness on crewed missions –

And you think you’ve had a bad head cold.



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And you think you’ve had a bad head cold.
Getting sick in space is no joke. You’re stuck, surrounded by the most advanced equipment in the world, most of which is useless if you need a medicine you didn’t think to bring.
Even taking a pill has its problems as the constant radiation breaks them down.
Professor Volker Hessel is a researcher at the University of Adelaide who has sent medicine up to the International Space Station (ISS) to test how pills survive in space.
The plan is to understand how…

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