Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP190102747 [ 2019 - 2023 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Dr Alice Gorman; A/Prof Justin Walsh

Brief description This project aims to investigate human engagement with material culture in the extreme environment of space by applying archaeological methods to the habitation design of the International Space Station. The project will use NASA data to record astronaut interactions with objects and spaces over time. The project expects to remedy deficiencies in previous psychological and engineering design research by taking a deep-time perspective on how a culture develops in a microgravity environment. The results are intended to identify how humans adapt to space technology and can be applied in the future design of long duration space missions to maximise both survival and efficiency.

Funding Amount $244,400

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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