Immune System Compromised During Spaceflight, Study Finds
It has been a long known fact that spaceflights affect the immune system.
~ Uncle Russ
ScienceDaily (May 14, 2010) — Astronauts are known to have a higher risk of getting sick compared to their Earth-bound peers. The stresses that go with weightlessness, confined crew quarters, being away from family and friends and a busy work schedule — all the while not getting enough sleep — are known to wreak havoc on the immune system.