Scientific Field Training for Human Planetary Exploration

Darlene Lim, Greg Warman, Michael Gernhardt, Christopher McKay, Terrence W. Fong, Margarita Marinova, Alfonso Davila, Dale Andersen, Aisling Brady, and et al
Planetary and Space Science, Vol. 58, No. 6, May, 2010, pp. 920-930.


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Abstract
Forthcoming human planetary exploration will require increased scientific return (both in real time and post-mission), longer surface stays, greater geographical coverage, longer and more frequent EVAs, and more operational complexities than during the Apollo missions. As such, there is a need to shift the nature of astronauts' scientific capabilities to something akin to an experienced terrestrial field scientist. To achieve this aim, the authors present a case that astronaut training should include an Apollo-style curriculum based on traditional field school experiences, as well as full immersion in field science programs. Herein we propose four Learning Design Principles (LDPs) focused on optimizing astronaut learning in field science settings.

Keywords
field science, planetary exploration, astronaut, training, pavilion lake

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Text Reference
Darlene Lim, Greg Warman, Michael Gernhardt, Christopher McKay, Terrence W. Fong, Margarita Marinova, Alfonso Davila, Dale Andersen, Aisling Brady, and et al, "Scientific Field Training for Human Planetary Exploration," Planetary and Space Science, Vol. 58, No. 6, May, 2010, pp. 920-930.

BibTeX Reference
@article{Fong_2010_6582,
   author = "Darlene Lim and Greg Warman and Michael Gernhardt and Christopher McKay and Terrence W Fong and Margarita Marinova and Alfonso Davila and Dale Andersen and Aisling Brady and et al",
   title = "Scientific Field Training for Human Planetary Exploration",
   journal = "Planetary and Space Science",
   pages = "920-930",
   publisher = "Elsevier",
   month = "May",
   year = "2010",
   volume = "58",
   number = "6",
}