Better Interior Design Might Keep Astronauts Healthier and Happier in Deep Space – The Verge

Read article - Quotes Jay Buckey, professor of medicine and adjunct professor of engineering, in an article about how the interior design of a spacecraft can potentially affect the behavior of the passengers. Buckey, a former NASA astronaut, comments on the Russian cosmonaut Valentin Lebedev, who wrote about his strained experience spending 211 days on board a tiny space station called Salyut-7 in 1982, with just one other crew member. "It's a really compelling story because there were periods of time they weren't even talking to each other," says Buckey. "They had a really high rate of psychosocial problems, part of which might have been due to the environment they were in."