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Space Agency (ESA) has chosen the GSI accelerator facility to assess radiation risks that astronauts will be exposed to on a Mars mission. GSI was selected because its accelerator is the only one in Europe able to create ion beams similar to those found in space. To determine possible health risks of manned space flights, scientists from all over Europe have been asked to investigate the effects of ion beams in human cells and organs. The first experiments will be launched this year and subsequently continued at GSI’s planned FAIR accelerator system.
Originally posted by zarlaan
I'd be willing to bet they have had medical problems that could be traced back their Apollo missions
they probably had to sign some sort of agreement that they couldn't hold anything against NASA etc.