Category Archives: Psychology

Catherine Coleman Keynote "Keeping Women Interested and Involved" (Explore Mars Summit)

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Tracy Caldwell Dyson in ISS Cupola

“This image is one of my favorites because it epitomizes the fact that: we’re people, we’re in a special place, we have people living in space…space was Tracy’s vantage point, it was my vantage point, it’s been the vantage point of several hundred people. And it’s where we live. We don’t just live here on the Earth. We live here and we live in the solar system – and I just love this picture that Tracy took.”

“Real people are doing real things – which they need to do – and they’re up in space.”

Inspiration Mars Panel at Explore Mars H2M Conference

.@inspirationmars Dennis Tito walks over to poster that says “Humans to Mars in 2030” and says I cannot wait until then.#H2M
— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) May 8, 2013

Additional videos will be posted as they are archived here:

Unrelated to Inspiration Mars but piquant NASA-Watch observations, charming per usual:

#H2M summary: choir practice. 99.99% of America will never know what happened here. Sad. Space ppl need to work on relevance/outreach. #NASA
— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) May 8, 2013

“Its whiter than a republican convention up here” notes one audience member. How to expand inclusiveness? #H2M
— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) May 8, 2013

Living on Mars: Biomedical Challenges and Human Psychology

Exceptional presentation at H2M by David F. Dinges,  Chief of the Division of Sleep and Chronobiology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Eventually today’s presentation will be uploaded to …in the meantime here are two marginally topical video presentations of his archived online:

Spacelog: Project to Publish Transcripts of Early Spaceflight

Read the stories of early space exploration from the original transcripts. Now open to the public in a searchable, linkable format. “Reminds us of why the internet is so insanely awesome.” –Engadget

“To date there have been over two hundred human spaceflight missions. Only a small number of these are currently available on Spacelog, although we’d be delighted for assistance in getting more up and alive.”

Spacelog is a volunteer project that anyone can contribute to!