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Houston Researchers Explore Effect of Space Travel on Vision

Research has been conducted in recent years into how space flight can impact astronauts’ eyesight. It’s the focus of a new initiative launched by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute and the Center for Space Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. The “Vision for Mars Challenge” is meant to help identify and advance medical technologies […]

Research has been conducted in recent years into how space flight can impact astronauts’ eyesight. It’s the focus of a new initiative launched by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute and the Center for Space Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

The “Vision for Mars Challenge” is meant to help identify and advance medical technologies for ocular health in space.

We discuss the initiative and how this research could also potentially help the vision-impaired here on Earth.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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