The meaning and cause behind Space Blindness in #AwayNetflix explained

AWAY is one of the most popular series on right now and it follows a NASA crew on their mission to Mars. Is Space Blindness real? What is Space Blindness?

PUBLISHED: 21:01, Thu, Sep 10, 2020 | UPDATED: 21:01, Thu, Sep 10, 2020

Away landed on in September 2020 and the series follows astronaut Emma Green (played by Hilary Swank) and her crew. The emotional series sees the crew tackle everything that could possibly go wrong, and it affects them all physically. Fans are keen to find out more about Space Blindness and Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.

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What is Space Blindness?

Fans were left feeling emotional after watching Away as it documents the journey from Earth to Mars, from the perspective of the five astronauts themselves.

The journey is a challenging one as everything that could go wrong along the way, does indeed test the group to their physical and emotional limits.

One of the astronauts on the journey is Misha Popov (Mark Ivanir), a Russian cosmonaut and engineer.

He is the most experienced member of the crew and he has been on many a spacewalk in his career - but his experience is tested when he starts to lose his sight.

Emma's second in command, Ram Arya (Ray Panthaki), is a medical expert and he was spending a lot of time on Misha's medical examinations.

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Away Netflix: Misha has Space BlindnessAway : Misha suffered from Space Blindness (Image: )

Away Netflix: Ray Panthaki and Mark IvanirAway : Ram helping Misha during an eye test (Image: )

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Sadly it became clear to the crew that Misha was suffering from Space Blindness, although Misha denied the inevitable.

He believed his eyesight was fine until he made a fundamental error while trying to fix the ship's water supply.

When he was questioned about his eyesight, Misha admitted he had memorised the letters on the eyesight test to make out his sight was perfectly normal.

Fans were sad to see Misha struggling to appreciate the of Mars, as all he could see was an orange haze.

Space Blindness is in fact a real condition and it is still a concern for astronauts in space.

The condition can last for months, even after the astronauts have landed back on Earth, and it can sometimes have permanent effects.

Away Netflix: Misha and EmmaAway : Misha learns to respect Emma Green (Image: )

Speaking to The Guardian, Dorit Donoviel from the US National Space Biomedical Research Institute

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