SIFT selected for $963K NASA contract to study Astronaut Teaming

SIFT has been selected for funding under NASA's Human Research Program Behavioral Health and Performance Element. The project named AD ASTRA, will leverage SIFT's prior work in sociolinguistics to explore the unique challenges of long duration missions.  Factors such as lack of team coherence, workload, social monotony, access to family and psychosocial support, and interpersonal and cultural differences are known to affect both crew welfare and task performance.  SIFT will develop methods to detect such threats to the behavioral health faced by astronauts, and design experiments to be conducted on the International Space Station. For more information , please contact Dr. Chris Miller or Ms. Peggy Wu.