Researchers from Geisel and the Australian Antarctic Division are collaborating to understand how virtual reality can help expeditioners, and in the future, astronauts, cope with their isolated, confined, and extreme environments.
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Dartmouth physician and former astronaut Jay Buckey, MD is leading a team of international investigators testing new virtual reality technology in the Arctic this winter. Their goal is to see whether simulated natural beauty can relieve the psychological challenges of living in the isolated confines of deep space travel.
Nearly half of the astronauts on long-duration space flights return to Earth with changes in their vision and Geisel professor Jay Buckey, a former astronaut himself, is on a mission to find out why.