'Three Steps to Mars' receives a $1.5 million NASA


To advance our knowledge of how space affects the human body, NASA has announced intentions to support eight short-term research initiatives.

 However, to achieve their objectives, all eight programs will only get a combined $1.5 million in funding. …

NASA's Human study Program (HRP), and all of them are intended to "measure physiological and psychological responses to physical and mental challenges.

Things are made even more difficult by the fact that all the work will be done on Earth "without the need for samples and data from astronauts."

In order to handle the five risks of space travel—radiation, isolation, distance from Earth, lack of gravity, and hostile environments.

 step 1: the analogs stage. investigations are planned to go to Mars in three steps: Earth-bound analogs, the ISS, and Artemis flights.

The [NASA Space Radiation Laboratory] and parabolic or suborbital flights are acceptable as terrestrial analogs in proposals.

With this in mind, it can be said that NASA isn't exactly being stingy with the lives of its astronauts when it comes to these tests, which also involve short-term.

Preliminary work intended to "provide innovative approaches" to the risks and knowledge gaps in the HRP and its integrated research plan.