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Psychology of Space Exploration

By Vakoch, Douglas, A.

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Book Id: WPLBN0002821831
Format Type: PDF (eBook)
File Size: 2.90 mb
Reproduction Date: 11/14/2012

Title: Psychology of Space Exploration  
Author: Vakoch, Douglas, A.
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Science, Space Exploration
Collection: Authors Community
Subcollection: Psychology
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Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Member Page: Brian Dunbar

Explore some of the contributions of psychology to the great space race, orbiter and International Space Station missions, and future space journeys.

This e-book explores some of the contributions of psychology to yesterday’s great space race, today’s orbiter and International Space Station missions, and tomorrow’s journeys beyond Earth’s orbit. Early missions into space were typically brief, and crews were small, often drawn from a single nation. As an intensely competitive space race has given way to international cooperation over the decades, the challenges of communicating across cultural boundaries and dealing with interpersonal conflicts have become increasingly important, requiring different coping skills and sensibilities from “the right stuff” of early astronauts.


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