The extreme isolation of space travel has been known to make astronauts exhibit erratic psychological behavior. What does it take to stay sane in space?
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Mars 500: Study Overview
“Making sure that our astronauts are prepared mentally and physically for the demands of long exploration missions is imperative a mission’s success. In light of this, ESA undertook a cooperative project with the Russian Institute for Biomedical Problems (IBMP) in Moscow, called Mars500.”
Personality Characteristics and Trait Clusters in Final Stage Astronaut Selection
“Questions addressed include whether personality predicted final selection into the astronaut corps, whether women and men demonstrated typical gender differences in personality, and whether three characteristic clusters found in other high performance populations replicated in this group.”
How Long Does It Take to Get to Mars?
“Mars is the fourth planet from the sun, and the second closest to Earth (Venus is the closest). But the distance between the two planets is constantly changing as they travel around the sun.”
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