Impact of a Martian lifestyle on memory and reflexes
On Mars, several factors may have consequences on our organism such as the confinement, the change of scenery and the energy consumption spikes due to additional activity. These factors can induce fatigue and lead to decreased attention and memory performance, and increased reaction time. Being 225 million kilometers away from Earth, the crew will be on its own if something happens in the base. It is therefore very important to closely monitor the astronauts’ physical condition during the whole expedition to Mars, which will probably last a couple of years. This is why we will then monitor the impact of this Martian lifestyle on memory and reflexes durong our mission.