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Living in space possible, needs further research

Living in space has been romanticized in the media for decades and would be a huge advancement for mankind, but there are many challenges to overcome before it becomes reality.  Haym Benaroya, a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, said permanent life in space would provide many challenges for engineers in creating habitable environments.  The engineers would have to create an atmosphere to protect people from radiation and allow them to escape from the vacuum of outer space, as well as protection from space objects like meteorites, he said. Countries with space programs all over the world are working hard to get more people into space, including India, China, Russia and the United States.

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