HOW WE’LL STAY SANE

Focus-Science and Technology - - LEAVING EARTH -

Good com­mu­ni­ca­tions

If we go to Mars, we’ll face a satel­lite com­mu­ni­ca­tions de­lay with Earth of Along­side the phys­i­cal chal­lenges, this presents a Mars-500 mis­sion – a 17-month sim­u­lated Mars mis­sion based in Moscow

– the crew had five times as many con­flicts with Mis­sion Con­trol as they did among go­ing to leave Earth, we’ll need to get used to a laggy con­nec­tion with those still back

Ar­ti­fi­cial light

Leav­ing planet Earth, and los­ing the 24-hour day/night cy­cle, could play havoc with our body four out of six crew mem­bers suf­fered sleep disor­ders, with one be­com­ing chron­i­cally sleep­de­prived, and an­other shift­ing their sleep sched­ule out of sync with ev­ery­one 1P C this could be over­come with ar­ti­fi­cial light that mim­ics nat­u­ral 1P an alien planet, it could prove to be a

Great en­ter­tain­ment

“Are we nearly there yet?” is go­ing to be a com­mon ques­tion on a months-long jour­ney through green­ery on Earth helps re­duce stress, so grow­ing food or veg­e­ta­tion on-board could be one leisure ac­tiv­ity with added op­tion is vir­tual TWP sim­u­lated space mis­sion housed on C crew mem­bers could es­cape to their own be­spoke VR world through

A sup­port net­work

As­tro­nauts in­vari­ably say that see­ing Earth from space is a But what hap­pens when you can no longer see Earth at all? It’s thought that ‘Earth-out-of-view phe­nom­e­non’ could lead to anx­i­ety, in­tense home­sick­ness and de­pres­sion, es­pe­cially if fam­ily and friends have need a strong so­cial and psy­cho­log­i­cal sup­port net­work on their new home, to help those who are feel­ing the ef­fects of liv­ing earth.

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