What makes a good astronaut? The attributes have evolved since NASA first vetted candidates in the 1950s, space policy fellow George Abbey tells National Geographic. For today's missions, like NASA’s Artemis program — which aims to establish a long-term presence on the lunar surface — the psychological effects of isolation and the dynamics of teamwork will be even more critical to consider when selecting astronaut crews. Read more here.
Gary J. Hale
Jul 30 2021 | Center for the U.S. and Mexico
Rachel A. Meidl
Jul 29 2021 | Center for Energy Studies