Category Archives: Psychological Issues

NBC News BY KEITH WAGSTAFF [Photo Caption: Life isn’t easy for Oren Gault (played by Brandon Paul) in the bowels of Ascension.] A hulking spaceship the size of the Empire State Building, powered by nuclear explosions meant to carry human beings all the way to another solar system. It could never...
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By Patrick Lin and Keith Abney www.slate.com [Photo: NASA via Getty Images] Disaster can happen at any moment in space exploration. “A good rule for rocket experimenters to follow is this: always assume that it will explode,” the editors of the journal Astronautics wrote in 1937, and nothing has changed: This August, SpaceX’s rocket blew up on...
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Red Colony Anna Nicholson-Hutt on August 30, 2004 The vast blackness of space looms over the cabin windows, shrinking the flashing lights and metal contours of the control panels beneath the windows until your gaze is swallowed by the awesome unlimited expanse of jewel-studded space. Overwhelmed by the huge realm...
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