Spirit Magazine - December 2013 - (Page 46)

The Numbers 8 It takes about There are many hazards for humans making the trek to Mars-bone loss from lack of gravity and excess radiation, among them-but one seemingly innocuous threat should not be overlooked: boredom. The journey takes an approximate 243 days to complete-and that's just one way. Despite traveling at speeds upwards of 58,000 miles per hour, it makes sense how one could begin to feel adrift. According to the Society for Human Performance in Extreme Environments, which examines how people cope under high-risk circumstances, prolonged periods without stimulation cause the mind to wander, which, over time, can affect normal brain function. Surely, NASA sanctions Sudoku in space. 46 SPIRIT DECEMBER 2013 PHOTOGRAPH © BETTMANN/CORBIS months to get to Mars.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Spirit Magazine - December 2013

Spirit Magazine - December 2013
Contents
Gary's Greeting
Gary's Greeting en Español
Star of the Month
Freedom Story
From the Editor
Your Worlds
Your Pictures
Media Center
Spice up your drink repertoire
Eat Drink Sleep
Cook with chickpeas
Stay Overnight in Nashville
The Numbers
Make a Case for Paper Maps
Look out for Bigfoot
Plan Interplanetary Trek
Wise Guide
Co-opt Criticism
Business
Meet your New Favourite Travel Buddy
Provoke Productivity
Tales of a Tippling City
Rediscover Sin City
The Other Side of Vegas
Your Adventure In Albuquerque
Promotional Series: Spirit of Florida
Focus On: Health Resolutions
Calendar
Fun!
Spotlight
Community Outreach
Products & Services
Flight Services
Terminal Maps
Information
Rapid Rewards and A+ Rewards Partners
Route Map
The "If" List

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