Aqu 13, 01 / Jan 13, 17 23:11 UTC
Dangers of a space station - biological ¶
Something I have been thinking of quite a lot as it is cold and flu season. While there are many dangers involved in living within a space station, the problems with being weightless, technical issues, potential crew conflicts, etc... but what about biological issues? It's been noted that bacteria do even better in space than it does here on earth, why not viruses acting the same way? What's to keep something, like the common cold for example, from quickly turning more virulent in such an enclosed environment? Honestly, this is one thing we really need to think of given our desire to travel beyond this little blue treasure we call home.