Astronauts going to Mars will have to spend seven months inside a space capsule. They will go on a journey that no human has gone till today.
Astronauts on Mars (symbolic photo)
A total of 21 people have died in Space Accident since the first time human being boarded a spaceship. At the same time, space agencies around the world are preparing to send humans to Mars (Human Mission to Mars). In such a situation, the discussion has started that the number of deaths in space travel can increase. US Space Agency NASA and Elon Musk’s private company SpaceX are seen at the forefront of this race to send humans to Mars.
Astronauts traveling to the red planet must spend seven months inside a space capsule. They will go on a journey that no human has gone till today. In such a situation, if they reach the Earth safely on Mars, then they will have to face the harsh environment of the planet. If a crew member dies in this journey, it may take months for his body to reach the earth. In this way a question arises – what happens to the body of a person who dies in space?
What will happen to the body if there is death in space?
Experts have suggested several ways to cremate the dead body. It also includes ‘Jettison’, in which the deceased is left in the darkness of space. Also bury the person on the ground of Mars. However, experts say that it is necessary to burn the body before burial. At the same time, according to the worst situation, if the food of the astronauts runs out during the journey and they have only their partner’s dead body to eat. In this situation, they will have to eat dead bodies and keep themselves alive.
NASA has not yet made any protocol regarding death in space
The world is reaching an extremely interesting phase of the space age, where humans are expected to step on Mars in the coming few years. However, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says that if you want to go to Mars, be prepared to die. On the other hand, NASA has not made any protocol regarding the death in space. But researchers from all over the world are working in respectful manner of the body of the person who died during the space journey.
Plan to keep the dead body in cold stores
So far it has been decided that if a crew member dies while traveling to Mars located 17 million miles away, then his body should be kept in cold storage. Freezing the corpse in space is even easier, as it can be stored in a freezer and hung outside the capsule. During this time, the cold temperature of the space will keep it frozen. But freeing the dead body is not the only option, but crew members can leave the dead in open space if they wish.
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