The Challenge of Maintaining a Healthy Microbiome during Long-Duration Space Missions

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Astronauts will face a host of challenges on long-duration space missions like a human expedition to Mars, including the difficulty of maintaining a balanced and healthy microbiome. The human microbiome is the collection of all microorganisms residing in and on a human host, and it plays an essential role in keeping humans healthy. However, imbalances in… (More)
DOI: 10.3389/fspas.2016.00023

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@inproceedings{Voorhies2016TheCO, title={The Challenge of Maintaining a Healthy Microbiome during Long-Duration Space Missions}, author={Alexander A. Voorhies and Hernan Lorenzi}, booktitle={Front. Astron. Space Sci.}, year={2016} }