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Astropsychology: How to stay sane on Mars – Digital Trends

The first humans who visit Mars will face countless challenges, but perhaps the most difficult of all will be maintaining their mental health.



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A lot can go wrong in space — that we know for sure. Weve seen it: Rockets explode on the launch pad. Communications cut out seemingly at random. Pressure valves fail. Oxygen runs out.
Space agencies, however, anticipate all these technical problems in advance. So as we plan to go to Mars and potentially settle there as a species, the most unpredictable element we have to prepare for is not the spacecraft we send but the humans aboard it.
Astronauts face a number of hazards when they choose…

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