Jan 18 , 2020
As NASA slowly inches towards the day when it can finally send human travelers to Mars, scientists are doing their best to make sure those first adventurers are prepared for the journey. One of the biggest challenges is ensuring that astronauts who spend the better part of a year on their way to the Red Planet are in good shape when they arrive, and a new study suggests that red wine may hold the key.
The research, which was published in Frontiers in Physiology, focuses on resveratrol, a compound that is found in the skin of some berries, including grapes. Red wine is particularly rich in the compound, and scientists now believe it may be a useful tool for space travel.