According to a new study conducted by the European Space Agency (ESA), women may have a distinct advantage in space travel over their male counterparts.
According to the report, future missions should be done with all-female crews.
According to the latest study, all-female crews may be more “efficient” for future space missions since they use less water to stay hydrated, consume less energy, demand less oxygen and carbon dioxide, and emit less heat than their male counterparts.
Because of these changes, engineers would need less space to store the equipment needed for the astronauts to live, making the journey easier.
The study, published on May 5 in Scientific Reports, also discovered that all-female crews consume less energy, even while performing exercises similar to those performed by astronauts on the International Space Station. This is due to the fact that women are typically lighter and consume less oxygen when exercising.
Furthermore, because women are typically smaller, engineers would be able to design smaller space habitat modules for them, providing still another advantage.
The research was theoretical, and it relied on previously published data on female astronauts and physiological research.
The researchers believe that “all-female crews may have a number of operational advantages during future human space exploration missions.”
The results were published in Scientific Reports in a study titled “Effects of body size and countermeasure exercise on estimates of life support resources during all-female crewed exploration missions.”