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Humans in outer space: Existential fulfilment or frustration? Existential, psychological, social and ethical issues for crew on a long-term space mission beyond Earth orbit

  • Berna van Baarsen
Part of the Studies in Space Policy book series (STUDSPACE, volume 5)

Abstract

The end is close. On 14 July, at 14.00 Moscow time, we will land again on ‘Earth’”.443 After 105 days of confinement inside the isolation facility at the Russian Institute for Biomedical Problems (IBMP) in Moscow, the crew, 4 Russians and 2 Europeans, will see the Sun again.444 This closed the pilot stage of the Mars520 mission simulation that was launched by the Russian IBMP institute, in cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA), to increase understanding of the psychological and medical aspects of long-duration spaceflight.

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Paediatric Intensive Care Unit European Space Agency Outer Space Playing Video Game Human Space 
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