Reply to post: Kinda makes sense...

I studied hard, I trained for years. Yay, now I'm an astronaut in space. Argggh, leukemia!

Ian Michael Gumby Silver badge

Kinda makes sense...

The researchers are unsure why old-timers – one participant had spent a whopping 340 days in space – had stronger immune systems compared to first-timers in space. It could be down to age, or the stresses of adapting to a new, unfamiliar environment.

There's that old saying... "If it doesn't kill you, it will make you stronger".

So repeated exposure to space would help your immune system from degenerating in space.

So we should be shuttling candidates routinely up and down from ISS as part of their training....

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