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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||On Orbit and Beyond|
|Subtitle of host publication||Psychological Perspectives on Human Spaceflight|
|Publisher||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||32|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2013|
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