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What Does Space Travel Do to Your Mind? NASAs Resident Psychiatrist Reveals All. December 11, 2012

Posted by sandyclaus in History of Medicine.
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It was not until Russian cosmonauts began experiencing significant psychological health decrements during missions spanning six months or more on Salyut 6 and Salyut 7 that it became clear that spaceflight mission specific behavioral health expertise was needed. The Russians developed the first albeit rudimentary by todays standards psychological support monitoring and countermeasures program for long duration spaceflight missions. This produced a group of experienced Russian personnel, primarily psychologists, dedicated to monitoring the behavioral health of cosmonauts during spaceflight. At that time, NASA had no counterpart because it was not needed for supporting Space Shuttle flights of up to two weeks.

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