Why Extroverts Could Cause Problems on a Mission to Mars

June 13, 2014 5:02 PM

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Why Extroverts Could Cause Problems on a Mission to Mars

As NASA focuses considerable effort on a mission to send humans to Mars in the coming decades, psychology researchers are looking at what types of personalities would work the best together on such a long trip.

Now, a new study finds that on long-term space missions — such as missions to Mars, which could take as long as three years to complete a round trip — having an extrovert on board could have several disadvantages.

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