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Space and Society

The Human Factor in a Mission to Mars

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Editors: Szocik, Konrad (Ed.)

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  • Integrates different scientific perspectives on the topic of the future of human deep-space mission
  • Presents new trends in the space policy and astronomical sciences
  • Introduces all new theories about the future plans of human exploration of Mars
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About this book

A manned mission to Mars is faced with challenges and topics that may not be obvious but of great importance and challenging for such a mission. This is the first book that collects contributions from scholars in various fields, from astronomy and medicine, to theology and philosophy, addressing such topics. The discussion goes beyond medical and technological challenges of such a deep-space mission. The focus is on human nature, human emotions and biases in such a new environment.

The primary audience for this book are all researchers interested in the human factor in a space mission including philosophers, social scientists, astronomers, and others. This volume will also be of high interest for a much wider audience like the non-academic world, or for students.

About the authors

Konrad Szocik (born 1985 in Żary, Poland) received his PhD in Philosophy (Faculty of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland). Currently, he is assistant professor at the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów, and editor of the “Studia Humana” journal. Research areas include cognitive and evolutionary study of religion, evolution of cooperation, and the idea of the manned mission to Mars and Mars colonization.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Martian Environmental Psychology: The Choice Architecture of a Mars Mission and Colony

    Pages 3-34

    Abood, Steven

  • Program Planning for a Mars Hardship Post: Social, Psychological, and Spiritual Services

    Pages 35-58

    Rappaport, Margaret Boone (et al.)

  • Enabling and Enhancing Human Health and Performance for Mars Colonies: Smart Spacecraft and Smart Habitats

    Pages 59-67

    Shelhamer, Mark

  • The Impact of Space Weather on Human Missions to Mars: The Need for Good Engineering and Good Forecasts

    Pages 69-91

    Hapgood, Mike

  • Mars and Beyond: The Feasibility of Living in the Solar System

    Pages 93-111

    Impey, Chris

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-02059-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-02058-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Human Factor in a Mission to Mars
Book Subtitle
An Interdisciplinary Approach
Editors
  • Konrad Szocik
Series Title
Space and Society
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-02059-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-02059-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-02058-3
Series ISSN
2199-3882
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 266
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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