Mir space station

Astronaut’s return to Earth will prepare us for mission to Mars – here’s why

Astronaut’s return to Earth will prepare us for mission to Mars – here’s why

Would you like to spend a year gazing down from the International Space Station? Before you pack your bag, you should think about what actually might happen to you in microgravity, away from the protection of the atmosphere and magnetosphere. Thanks to two astronauts who’ve recently landed back on Earth, we’ll now be able to find out.