Psychology and culture during long-duration space missions

Nick Kanas, Gro Mjeldheim Sandal, Jennifer E. Boyd, Vadim I. Gushin, Dietrich Manzey, Regina North, Gloria R. Leon, Peter Suedfeld, Sheryl L. Bishop, Edna R. Fiedler, Natsuhiko Inoue, Bernd Johannes, Daniel J. Kealey, Norbert O. Kraft, Ichiyo Matsuzaki, David Musson, Lawrence A. Palinkas, V. P. Salnitskiy, Walter Sipes, Jack StusterJun Wang

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    The objective of this chapter is twofold: (a) to review the current knowledge of cultural, psychological, psychiatric, cognitive, interpersonal, and organizational issues that are relevant to the behavior and performance of astronaut crews and ground support personnel and (b) to make recommendations for future human space missions, including both transit and planetary surface operations involving the Moon or Mars. The focus will be on long-duration missions lasting at least 6 weeks, when important psychological and interpersonal factors begin to take their toll on crewmembers. This information is designed to provide guidelines for astronaut selection and training, in-flight monitoring and support, and post-flight recovery and re-adaptation.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationOn Orbit and Beyond
    Subtitle of host publicationPsychological Perspectives on Human Spaceflight
    PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
    Number of pages32
    ISBN (Electronic)9783642305832
    ISBN (Print)9783642305825
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Engineering


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