August 4, 2004
The European Space Agency (ESA) is planning research into the possibility of inducing a hibernation-like state in humans.
It would help astronauts cope with the psychological demands of decades-long journeys and less space and food would be needed on such missions, so spacecraft would be lighter and easier to launch.
One route of inquiry centers on DADLE, a substance with opium-like properties. An injection of DADLE is known… read more