Bold Endeavors: Lessons from Polar and Space Exploration

Bold Endeavors: Lessons from Polar and Space Exploration

by Jack Stuster
     
 

Bold Endeavors: Lessons from Polar and Space Exploration presents the results of 15 years of research for NASA and the Department of Defense concerning the factors that contribute to adjustment and sustained human performance under conditions of isolation and confinement. The research involved the study of previous space operations and conditions on Earth, such

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Bold Endeavors: Lessons from Polar and Space Exploration presents the results of 15 years of research for NASA and the Department of Defense concerning the factors that contribute to adjustment and sustained human performance under conditions of isolation and confinement. The research involved the study of previous space operations and conditions on Earth, such as submarines, Antarctic stations, polar expeditions, and voyages of discovery, that are comparable to what might be expected for future long duration space missions.
Bold Endeavors is read by students, engineers, behavioral scientists, modern explorers, and the personnel staffing US Antarctic stations, among others; it has been described as "required reading" for members of NASA's Expedition Corps, astronauts who are preparing for expeditions to the International Space Station and beyond. Bold Endeavors is of interest to the fields of psychology, psychiatry, human factors and ergonomics, anthropology, aerospace engineering, space medicine, personnel selection, organizational management, and the history of exploration. The chapter on Food is even used as a reference in culinary and hospitality-management programs.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591148302
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Pages:
377
Sales rank:
942,413
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
List of Abbreviations
1Scientific Concern about Behavioral Effects of Isolation and Confinement7
2Description of the Research14
3Sleep44
4Clothing56
5Exercise63
6Workload74
7Leadership95
8Medical and Psychological Support116
9Personal Hygiene136
10Food Preparation144
11Group Interaction164
12Habitat Aesthetics188
13Outside Communications202
14Recreational Opportunities221
15Personnel Selection Criteria247
16Privacy and Personal Space271
17Remote Monitoring of Human Performance and Adjustment289
18Principles of Habitability and Other Lessons Learned303
19Recommendations for Future Research322
AppendixExpeditions Mentioned in Text327
Notes333
References355
Index369

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