How Astronaut Hibernation for Deep-Space Travel Works (Infographic)

Infographic: How hibernation could aid astronauts on long space flights.
Scientists are hoping to induce an unconscious state in astronauts so that they can be stored in cold capsules for long space flights. (Image credit: by Karl Tate, Infographics Artist)

Space trips to the other planets would require months of travel through the vacuum of space. Maintaining the crew’s health is a vital concern. If the crew could be induced to hibernate, the problems of survival become easier to solve.

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Karl Tate contributor

Karl's association with goes back to 2000, when he was hired to produce interactive Flash graphics. From 2010 to 2016, Karl worked as an infographics specialist across all editorial properties of Purch (formerly known as TechMediaNetwork).  Before joining, Karl spent 11 years at the New York headquarters of The Associated Press, creating news graphics for use around the world in newspapers and on the web.  He has a degree in graphic design from Louisiana State University and now works as a freelance graphic designer in New York City.