The Physiological And Psychological Effects Of Interplanetary Colonization

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The Physiological and Psychological Effects of Interplanetary Colonization
Above 45,000 feet the atmosphere gets rugged, damaged, and begins to grow deeper and darker in color. This occurs because of the decrease in amount of nitrogen and oxygen molecules that are used to populate the air. This alone has tremendous effects on the human body, not just physically, but mentally. In the 1950’s, a major concern of those involved with space research and travel was a psychological problem, called the “Break-Off phenomenon” (Sours). It is often described as, “the notion that you would feel disconnected from the earth when you were above it, particularly when you were in orbit,” (Rivas) remembers Dr. Larry Young, and astronautics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a NASA 's Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program advisor. Whether it was just an individual’s psychology, the excessive isolation, the ergonomics of aerodynamics, or just the plain perspective of being up so high, those being prepped for space exploration often exhibited emotional extremes that seemed to make some not only feel separated from Earth, but also feel as if they had detached from reality.
This is not the only problem that would occur to space travelers. There are a multitude of physiological and physical experiences that have been discovered through space travel. For example, g-induced loss of consciousness, described by Russell Burton, an author with a PHD in aviation, space, and

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