Apollo Astronauts Are More Likely to Die of Heart Problems

Jim Irwin, Apollo 15. Donn Eisele, Apollo 7. Ronald Evans, Apollo 17. Wally Schirra, Apollo 7. Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11. These are all Apollo astronauts who died of heart attacks or related complications. All told, 43 percent of deceased astronauts from the Apollo missions died from cardiovascular problems, according to a new study published today in Nature’s Scientific Reports.

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