Blasting off into space has a lot of strange consequences for the human body. One of the weirdest, though, is the slow flagging of the immune system in microgravity. So, just what’s happening to your body’s defenses?
I’m a little spooked that they’re investigating this aspect now, given the upswing in commercial space flight and eventually travel. There have been a few cases of extremely wealthy citizens flying into space, but even then – I’m sure the number of can be counted on one hand.