Astronaut Biography Project for Countermeasures of Human Behavior and Performance Risks in Long Duration Space Flights
- Banks, Akeem
- February 29, 2012.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
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- Unclassified, Unlimited, Publicly available.
- This final report will summarize research that relates to human behavioral health and performance of astronauts and flight controllers. Literature reviews, data archival analyses, and ground-based analog studies that center around the risk of human space flight are being used to help mitigate human behavior and performance risks from long duration space flights. A qualitative analysis of an astronaut autobiography was completed. An analysis was also conducted on exercise countermeasure publications to show the positive affects of exercise on the risks targeted in this study. The three main risks targeted in this study are risks of behavioral and psychiatric disorders, risks of performance errors due to poor team performance, cohesion, and composition, and risks of performance errors due to sleep deprivation, circadian rhythm. These three risks focus on psychological and physiological aspects of astronauts who venture out into space on long duration space missions. The purpose of this research is to target these risks in order to help quantify, identify, and mature countermeasures and technologies required in preventing or mitigating adverse outcomes from exposure to the spaceflight environment
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 20120003130. and JSC-CN-25467.
- Copyright, Distribution under U.S. Government purpose rights.
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