Mars astronauts may get bored, pick fights Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Astronauts on future missions to Mars may get so bored and lonely they fight among themselves, say Australian psychologists. The researchers are testing their theory on group conflict with a team of scientists heading to a simulated Mars base in the remote Australian outback this August. The scientists will be living and working in Mars-like conditions at an experimental base at Arkaroola, in the Flinders Ranges, 660 kilometres north of Adelaide. The expedition to Arkaroola leaves on 2 August and is organised by the Mars Society, an international group of scientists based in Colorado dedicated to Mars exploration.