NASA seeks volunteers to study social isolation, confinement

NASA recently announced that it will select a handful of volunteers this fall for an 8-month study that examines the physiological and psychological effects of social isolation and confinement that could occur on trips to the moon and Mars.Space travel expands the definition of “social distancing” beyond the meaning commonly associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Brandon Vessey, PhD, deputy element scientist for flight analogs at NASA, told Healio Primary Care.“Even if friends and family can talk with a space traveler, it is from a much longer distance and they likely areRead More

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