Source: Space travel can seem exciting to those watching from afar but it comes with many scary complications which surface when adjusting to new conditions never experienced on Earth. Now new NASA research is revealing that being in space may reactivate dormant viruses.
The herpes viruses was reactivated in more than half of the crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) missions.
“NASA astronauts endure weeks or even months exposed to microgravity and cosmic radiation – not to mention the extreme G forces of take-off and re-entry,” said senior author Dr. Satish K. Mehta of KBR Wyle at the Johnson Space Center.
“This physical challenge is compounded by more familiar stressors like social separation, confinement, and an altered sleep-wake cycle.”
Mehta and colleagues monitor the physiological impact of spaceflight by analyzing saliva, blood and urine samples from the astronauts. What they found was problematic.
No Shit. The entire travel world is waiting to take a space ship from New York to Japan in an hour and people are willing to pay through the asshole for it. I’m sure the news that IF you land after that miraculous first flight you’ll look like Katie Holmes.
Cold sores or ‘Herpes’ is a Virus you’ll live with until the day you die so be careful who you share your drink with and don’t love any unclean people with your mouth or genitals. Words to live by.
I started thinking about rich celebs with Herpes who probably won’t be keen to travel in space and the list is long but distinguished.
- Celine Dion
She might be the queen of pop but Celine gets heaters that bleed. this is one of those cold sores you don’t want to temp with space flight. Celine probably has to pop a few preventive pills if any of the rumors of her former husband’s fuckery were true.
I know, right ladies? He’s bringing more than sexy back if you happen upon him alone in a hotel bar. Remember that.
- Kourtney Kardashian
Shocked. One of The Kardashian’s has herpes? Next, you’ll tell me it’s socially unacceptable to masturbate in public or set fire to daycares.
- Kelly Osborne
I don’t even think that’s Herpes. It looks like mouth cancer.
- Jessica Beil
Now we know who gave it to Justin Timberlake.
The people I feel the sorriest for are the astronauts who were given forms of the Herpes virus to take part in this test. I hope they got paid extra for it. If I ever had a desire to become an astronaut (which I DO NOT), I’d definitely tell NASA, injecting me with space herpes would cost an extra 2 million…on the high end. There’s gotta be a sliding scale of what simplex costs what. Canker sores? 500k. Nasty Lip cold sores? 1mil. Anything below the waist? 2mil MINIMUM.
Unless they let me contract it myself. Then I’m cool with 2 million.