«The success of space missions also relies on astronauts’ health. So how do people living in a small space craft get medical care?»

«The primary tool to access healthcare in space is the astronaut him or herself—each person is trained to cope with medical emergencies to a certain extent. For future exploration-class missions, one of the crew members will likely have an emergency medicine background to cope with health-related issues.»

«Nevertheless, the crew is always supported by various technologies tailored to the mission. For instance, the astronauts working and living in the International Space Station (ISS), orbiting 400 to 500 km above the Earth, receive care through telemedicine. Data from local sensors are transmitted via a secure satellite connection, so doctors in a space health center on Earth can perform regular health checks.»

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