Thesis Defense by Annie Wargetz on March 25th
Annie Wargetz, Space Studies Master’s student, will defend her thesis as follows. Please mark your calendars and show your support by attending.
When: Monday, March 25th, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. (Central)
Where: Ryan Hall, Room 111
Title: Crew Training Requirements for Long Duration Missions
After reviewing the journals of astronauts, cosmonauts, and others who lived and worked in confinement, a new pre-mission training approach for missions in confinement was developed. This new training approach is founded on the idea that conflicts in confinement often arise due to humanity’s propensity to focus on how others behave rather than our own behavior. After reviewing the stresses experienced during spaceflight and astronaut training and selection methods, a survey was written and distributed to researchers with experience living and working in confined environments. The questions sought to discover whether conflicts arise for these reasons based on the participant’s experiences and how effective they think this new approach to pre-mission training would be. Survey participants agreed conflicts were a result of this behavior and supported the hypothesis that pre-mission training including codependency rehabilitation techniques would be effective. This thesis recommends implementing these techniques in future astronaut training.
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