Christopher Mason is the author of The Next 500 Years: Engineering Life to Reach New Worlds (The MIT Press, 2021) and a professor of Physiology and Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, New York.
How Can Humans Survive Longer In Space? Photosynthetic Skin
If scientists could genetically engineer chloroplasts into human skin cells, could it give us the energy needed to live in space long-term?
Can Genetic Engineering Help Humans Live In Space?
Astronaut Scott Kelly talks about the bodily effects of a year in space, and author Christopher Mason explores how to help humans survive.
After A Year in Space, Subtle But Lingering Changes
From telomeres to immune response, how astronaut Scott Kelly’s gene expression changed after a year on the ISS.