Francis Cucinotta In The News

Profile: Francis Cucinotta

Safety+Health Magazine
October 2, 2019
Astronauts traveling to Mars and beyond in the future could encounter radiation that negatively affects brain functioning, results of a recent study out of the University of California, Irvine suggest.
Dailyhunt
August 8, 2019
It is a common goal for space agencies and scientists to find ways to sustain life on the Red Planet.
Inside Science
August 8, 2019
Next summer, NASA will launch its fifth rover to Mars to look for signs of ancient life on the Red Planet. But the latest robotic mission, simply dubbed Mars 2020, has another goal: figuring out how to sustain human life in the harsh and unforgiving environment on Mars. Hitching a ride on the rover are devices to convert the abundant carbon dioxide on Mars into oxygen and a ground-penetrating radar to hunt for underground ice as a future water supply.
Newsweek
August 5, 2019
Sending humans to Mars could leave astronauts with neurological problems, according scientists who studied mice in conditions which they claimed replicate deep space.
December 27, 2018
Although space travel exposes astronauts to forms of radiation that are uncommon on Earth, and that are linked to cancers and heart problems, a U.S. study suggests this doesn’t significantly shorten their lives.
December 26, 2018
Although space travel exposes astronauts to forms of radiation that are uncommon on Earth, and that are linked to cancers and heart problems, a U.S. study suggests this doesn’t significantly shorten their lives.
engadget
September 26, 2018
When SpaceX launches Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and his eight traveling companions for a trip around the Moon in 2023, the company will be undertaking an unprecedented step toward the future of civilian space flight. But with being the first to attempt this feat comes a number of technical and safety challenges that less ambitious expeditions, like Blue Origin's treks to the Karman Line, won't have to face. So, just how will SpaceX ensure that its first trip to the Moon doesn't turn into a real-life Gravity?
March 27, 2018
There are many good reasons to contemplate leaving Earth. Global warming. The threat of nuclear war. The promise of a sequel to “Justice League.”