Behavioral Challenges of Space Exploration

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The effects of living and working in isolation and confinement on human behavior have been described by explorers and studied by scientists. This entry summarizes efforts to derive lessons from expeditions of the past and from other space-analog experiences that might be applied to facilitate adjustment and sustained human performance during future long-duration space missions.


Isolation Confinement Adjustment Human behavior Human performance Exploration Expeditions Mars Moon Space station Analog studies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Anacapa Sciences, Inc.Santa BarbaraUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • David F. Dinges
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Sleep and Chronobiology, Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Pennsylvania Perelman School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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