Task Social, Family, and Behavioral Health Support NSCOR
Last Published:  07/31/19 10:05:33 AM (Central)
Short Title: Family and Social Support
Responsible HRP Element: Human Factors and Behavioral Performance
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Funding Status: Planned-Funded - Task expected to be within budget
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Long duration exploration missions will require extended separation from a crewmember’s family and friends, which can negatively impact crew health and performance. Current methods and technologies are likely insufficient to support future long duration autonomous crews. This task will be a research study to develop and test the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of a protocol of a pre-, in- and, post- flight support including family and non-family social support for the promotion of astronaut behavioral health.

This task will contribute to gap closure by providing recommendations/requirements for an effective psychosocial support system that replicates what is currently available and acceptable for ISS crewmembers but is feasible for exploration class missions.