Human behavior and performance in deep space exploration: next challenges and research gaps

Francesco Pagnini, Dietrich Manzey, Elisabeth Rosnet, Denise Ferravante, Olivier White, Nathan Smith

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)
73 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

As space exploration missions move from low orbit to distant destinations, including the Moon and Mars, new psychological, behavioral, and team challenges will arise. This manuscript represents an up-to-date white paper developed by European experts invited by the European Space Agency (ESA), mapping unfilled research gaps related to the psychology of space exploration, considering the incoming human missions, and accounting for the available scientific knowledge. ESA created the expert team and facilitated its work, but the team was completely independent in terms of contents. The white paper considers basic issues of adaptation, pre-, during-, and post-mission experiences, and possible countermeasures to be developed and tested. The resulting integrative map provides a guide for researchers that are interested in conducting research in the support of future space exploration endeavors.
Original languageEnglish
Article number27
Number of pages7
Journalnpj Microgravity
Volume9
Issue number1
Early online date30 Mar 2023
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 30 Mar 2023

Bibliographical note

This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article’s Creative Commons license and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder.

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Human behavior and performance in deep space exploration: next challenges and research gaps'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this