US Embassy: How NASA Astronauts Cope in Space – 2020: An Isolation Odyssey

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many people in the United States and Norway are experiencing long periods of isolation for the first time. However, dealing with isolation is something that professional astronauts face as part of their regular jobs. NASA has conducted extensive research on human behavior in isolation and developed successful coping strategies that astronauts use during missions.

Dr. Tess Caswell is a former NASA simulation astronaut who participated in one of these isolation missions and was a U.S. Speaker who visited Norway in October of 2019. The U.S. Embassy in Oslo invites you to join us for a Facebook Live discussion with Dr. Caswell on the topic of how NASA astronauts cope in space and how her experience as a research astronaut is applicable during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Caswell will share some of NASA’s findings — including isolation survival tips — and answer your questions about how to thrive in isolation. Join our Facebook Live stream on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 17:00 Central European Time, here:

April 23 @ 17:00
17:00 — 18:00 (1h)


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