Main findings of psychophysiological studies in the Mars 500 experiment

Research paper by Igor’ Borisovich Ushakov, Member Boris Vladimirovich, Yuri Arkad’evich Bubeev, Vadim Igorevich Gushin, Galina Yur’evna Vasil’eva, Alla Gennad’evna Vinokhodova, Dmitrii Mikhailovich Shved

Indexed on: 18 May '14Published on: 18 May '14Published in: Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences


The Mars 500 international experiment has provided, within a relatively short time period, a large amount of unique research data on the complex effects of interplanetary spaceflight factors (such as isolation, communication delay, international crew, and landing on another planet as a culminating event of the mission) on the behavior and activities of an isolated small group. The resulting patterns necessitate changes in the recruitment, training, and medical and psychological support of the future crew of a manned interplanetary mission.