NASA states that the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is bound to find another world that can serve as a second habitat to Earth. The venture is set to launch in 12 months to be followed by a separate James webb Space Telescope to capture the clearest picture of other exoplanets.
As to how space travel is portrayed in Hollywood movies like the "Passenger" where Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence went on a 120-year escapade to Homestead II, their distant colony, it may just seem the same for the real world enterprise.
An Atlanta-based agency, Spaceworks Enterprise is experimenting on patients with heart attack and brain trauma to develop a "low metabolic stasis" during the mission. They are currently funding the project with a US $500,000 grant from NASA.
"It takes about six months to get out to Mars ... There are a lot of demands, a lot of support equipment required to keep people alive even during that period," SpaceWorks CEO John Bradford said.
In an interview reported by The Sun Daily, Bradford also admitted that the company is interested in doing the medical practice of induced hypothermia for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite venture. He also expressed the possibility of adapting the practice done to trauma patients.
They lower the core temperature to 12C which is aimed to make a 70% reduction in metabolism thereby shutting down the body for the trip. He said that they are currently evaluating it and that they believe that it is medically possible. However, the induced torpor comes with its consequences as it cannot extend human life for a thousand years.
As reported by News.com.au, Bradford stated that the process will be tiring as the body is not really sleeping, therefore it cannot reach the REM state. With the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite in the works, people can just hope and believe that there can really be another planet in the universe that can house all the human-beings.