NASA and DLR Select Proposals to Support Astronaut Behavioral Health and Performance on Long Duration Space Missions

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Friday, May 13, 2016

NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) and the German Space Agency (DLR) will fund six proposals to investigate possible changes in the behavioral health and performance of astronauts on future deep space exploration missions. The selected proposals will address the impact of the spaceflight environment on various aspects of astronaut health, including cognition, sleep loss and team functioning.

This work is helping NASA develop the knowledge and countermeasures necessary to ensure astronauts remain healthy as we venture beyond low-Earth orbit to visit an asteroid and eventually Mars. All of the selected studies will be conducted in the Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. This unique modular three-story habitat provides a high-fidelity research venue for scientists to use in addressing risks and knowledge gaps associated with human health and performance during spaceflight.

The full text and award list for this selection can be found at:


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