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Can Humans Get to Mars Without Going Insane?

Season 25 Episode 16 | 12m 32s

Humanity's first Martian explorers will face extreme confinement, isolation and disruption of all bodily rhythms. The psychological stress from all of this could lead to a breakdown of social order among those on the mission – even mutiny. Are there lessons that can be learned about this from terrestrial explorers of the past?

Can Humans Get to Mars Without Going Insane?
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