March 7, 2021 – In other words, don’t be so quick to get behind the wheel of your car, even if you feel “all the way there” after one glass.

You might wonder why NASA is looking into the effects of alcohol. We know what you’re thinking but, no, it’s not because astronauts are constantly throwing parties up in space. (Sigh).

“People should not take this paper to mean that NASA is interested in alcohol,” Stone clarifies. “NASA’s interest in this research is in supporting the development of such technologies in support of remote and non-invasive health evaluations during space travel, but of course there could be earth-bound applications as well.”

For more on how your alcoholic beverages could be affecting your body, be sure to check out What Happens To Your Body If You Drink Alcohol Every Day.


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