December 11th, 2002

Psychological program aimed at long-duration space flights The Clarion-Ledger

No plans are set to rocket mankind to Mars, but the National Space Biomedical Research Institute is examining the psychological effects astronauts may encounter on a voyage there. NASA predicts a human mission to the Red Planet will last 2 1/2 years. The confinement and isolation could lead to depression and conflict, but NASA officials say help may be found in a self-guided system for preventing psychological problems.