What happens to the body if you get stuck in space for over a month, like Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams? | Health News | Space

Imagine being stuck in space – the vastness around you breathtaking but the environment posing a constant threat to your health. This is the reality for astronaut Sunita Williams.

Sunita, accompanied by Barry Wilmore, is experiencing a longer-than-expected stay aboard the International Space Station (ISS) due to a technical issue with their transport spacecraft. The spacecraft originally intended for an eight-day mission, launched on May 25th. However, a minor helium leak forced a delay in its journey to the ISS. Despite the setback, the spacecraft successfully docked with the station on June 6.

While the astronauts are safe and well on the ISS, their return trip is currently on hold. Steve Stich, manager of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, stated, “NASA is taking our time and following our standard mission management team process.”

The absence of gravity in space wreaks havoc on bodily fluids. Normally, gravity keeps fluids distributed evenly. However, in microgravity, fluids shift upwards, causing potential issues for the kidneys – our body’s filtration system. According to Dr Jayant Kumar Hota, Senior Consultant Nephrologist, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, this can lead to:

Fluid Imbalance: The kidneys struggle to maintain proper fluid balance, potentially causing dehydration or fluid overload.

Kidney Stones: Increased calcium excretion from bones due to…

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