We Need More Monkeys and Women on Mars

The US government is breeding more monkeys for biomedical research to offset an ongoing shortage. Anthony and Jeff discuss how the shortage happened, using primates to develop medicines like the COVID vaccine, and how Chris Pratt might fit into all this. Then, when it comes to landing humans on Mars, efficiency is paramount. That’s why a recent test at the HI-SEAS facility in Hawaii featured an all-women team. Jeff and Anthony discuss why this might be a stellar idea, and how this experiment might provide insight into a more stable Mars mission.

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Today’s stories:   

More monkeys, stat! https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01894-z

Women > Men for Mars: https://www.marieclaire.com/career-advice/a35878850/female-astronaut-advantages/

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