Psychology of Space Exploration: Contemporary Research in by Douglas A Vakoch
By Douglas A Vakoch
Via essays on themes together with survival in severe environments and the multicultural dimensions of exploration, readers will achieve an figuring out of the mental demanding situations that experience confronted the distance application for the reason that its earliest days. an attractive learn for these drawn to house, historical past, and psychology alike, it is a hugely correct learn as we stand poised at the fringe of a brand new period of spaceflight. each one essay additionally explicitly addresses the background of the psychology of area exploration.
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6, sect. II (June 2005): B42–B51. 25 Psychology of Space Exploration “The right stuff” is an abstraction or ideal type that living, breathing human astronauts approximate but do not fully attain. By the beginning of the 21st century, cracks began to appear in this image. Researchers had long noted behavioral problems in spaceflightlike environments and worried about what might happen during future space missions. Hints of problems came from the Russian space program, which seemed more attuned to the significance of psychological issues.
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