On yahoo financial John Bradford from spaceworks talked about how cooling the body in a manner similar to medically induced comas can reduce the food payload for a manned mars transit by 50-75%. It also reduced the crew area saving on propulsion. Metabolic activity dropped so I assume less oxygen. He mentioned it might have radiation protection. They dropped body temp somewhere around 32-34 degrees if I remember correctly.
I couldn't find it again but found him at the ht summit 2017 talking about similar stuff. He was saying in 2017 they were around 10-14 days now while the trip will be like 200 days.
May not amount to anything but is sure fun to see progress towards a task like getting to mars.
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