NASA Scientists have made a discovery that could lead to a drug that actually reverses ageing. This drug would be given to Astronauts when they take future trips to Mars. The original intention for the pill was to protect astronauts from harmful UV rays while in space, but while working on the pill, researchers discovered the two in one benefits that can be obtained.
According to the Daily Mail, Professor David Sinclair said: “The cells of the old mice were indistinguishable from the young mice after just one week of treatment. This is the closest we are to a safe and effective anti-ageing drug that’s perhaps only three to five years away from being on the market if the trials go well.”
Scientists at NASA think that this drug could be particularly helpful in the Mission to Mars. NASA’s interest is to keep their astronaut safe as they experience progressed ageing from solar UV and cosmic radiations.
During Mars mission, Five per cent of the astronauts’ cells would die and their chances of cancer would approach 100 percent.
The ongoing investigation of NASA include insight-surveys of Saturn and Mars also studies of Earth and the Sun. Other active spacecraft missions are New Horizons ( for Jupiter, Pluto and beyond), Cassini for Saturn and Juno for Jupiter.