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#1 2020-11-25 16:23:59

From: New Hampshire
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Mars analog field simulation in the Dhofar region, Oman.


'Conscientiousness' key to team success during space missions


NASA is working towards sending humans to Mars by 2030. If all goes according to plan, the flight crew's return trip to the red planet will take about two-and-half years.

The study found that 'conscientiousness' is a key requirement for a crew to achieve its extraterrestrial tasks, outdistancing other potential traits like 'honesty,' 'humility,' 'emotionality,' 'extraversion,' 'openness' and 'agreeableness.'

"Conscientiousness, an individual personality trait, can be thought of as a pooled team-resource,"

Four-week AMADEE-18 analog space mission, which simulated a Mars environment featuring isolated and extreme conditions, the analog astronauts completed surveys assessing team conflict, team performance and stress levels.



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