VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Evidence of Human Presence on the International Space Station

The presentation, “Evidence of Human Presence on the Station” reveals how scholars are building new understandings of an astronaut crew as “a microsociety in a miniworld,” as well as how astronauts adapt to life in microgravity. Hear from experts ISS mission manager Gary H. Kitmacher and certified professional ergonomist Jack Stuster.

Since the beginning of the Space Age, NASA has carried out untold numbers of physiological and psychological studies. Only recently, however, have the social sciences, such as anthropology, sociology, and even archaeology begun to contribute in substantial ways to our understanding of how long-duration spaceflight impacts humans in space.

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