The Elite seem to think that it is.
Jay Dyer has written of this in his review of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and more recently in his review of Interstellar:
Then there is this report about human telomeres lengthening after a stay in outer space:
But assuming, for the moment, that (1) it is a phenomenon and not an accident, and (2) that the shortening of telomeres is a causative factor in human aging, then the high octane speculative implications are clear: extended stay in space in low or zero gravity might actually contribute to a strengthening and lengthening of the telomeres and hence to human longevity. To be sure, the article points out that telomere lengthening can contribute to the development of pathologies, but under the theory that shortening is a causitive factor to aging and human health issues - as the article also implies with these statements, "John Charles, chief scientist at NASA's Human Research Program, said scientists are interested in telomere length during space travel because their erosion could cause health defects during long-term missions. It is critical to understand these potential health risks before sending astronauts on long voyages, such as one to Mars," (Emphases added) - then their lengthening in space could actually imply that human life extension is enhanced... in space.
--Dr Joseph Farrell,
And, lastly, one of Ray Bradbury’s short stories, ‘Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed’, rather plainly asserts it:
In the midst of an atomic war on Earth, the United States sends a number of colonists to establish an outpost on Mars. The Bittering family, lead by father Harry and mother Cora, along with their children Daniel, Laura, and David, arrives as part of the eight hundred colonists chosen for the first wave. Harry is initially disquieted by the Martian environment, but takes comfort in the fact that the family can return to Earth whenever resupply ships arrive.
Strange events begin to affect the Terran life brought as part of the settlement effort, including the seeded grass sprouting purple, the family cow growing a third horn in the middle of its head, and other anomalies with the vegetable garden. Harry's discomfort on Mars increases, and the thought of returning to Earth on the next resupply mission soon becomes his only comfort, much to the concern of Cora. This comfort is taken away as Bittering is informed that the war has led to an atomic bomb devastating New York City and leveling the only spaceport capable of traveling to Mars.
Resolving to build himself a rocket home, Harry isolates himself from his family and the townsfolk, who have begun to show signs of transforming into Martians as their limbs and bodies elongate and their irises turn to a shimmery gold, along with their skin darkening. What's more, the colonists have begun to use Martian language, referring to their former home dismissively as Iorrt, the ancient Martian name for Earth. Harry staves off the transformation as he only consumes food and water brought from Earth, but the supplies run out, and he is forced to eat Martian-grown food to survive. Soon enough, Harry notices his eyes have turned gold.
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Such a belief would go a long way toward explaining why the Elite (obsessed with turning themselves into immortal gods outside of God’s Grace) are so keen lately on making space their newest playground.
Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!
Anathema to the Union!