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Psychological Selection of Female Space Flight Participant (SFP) Candidates.

Pecena, Yvonne and Mittelstädt, Justin and Seemüller, Anna and Maschke, Peter (2018) Psychological Selection of Female Space Flight Participant (SFP) Candidates. In: Flugsicherheit in Forschung und Praxis, pp. 57-64. 5.Fachtagung DGLP, 25.-26.Okt.2017, Fürstenfeldbruck.

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Abstract

A call for a female German space flight participant to accompany a space flight crew for about ten days while conducting research activities was launched in 2016. The core goal was to encourage women for so-called STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) jobs. The German Aerospace Center DLR was responsible for the psychological and medical selection process. Due to extreme environmental challenges and public interest, the psychological requirements were on a comparatively high level and wide in variety: Besides basic cognitive requirements and personality factors, team and media competencies were considered. The selection campaign for the first German female space flight participant was carried out in 2016 and conducted in two steps: Phase 1 concentrated mainly on performance tests, while in phase 2 personality and interactive tests as well as a semi-structured interview were carried out. Out of 81 tested candidates 8 candidates were recommended based on the psychological assessment. In a comparison with a female European astronaut candidate sample, significant differences in personality traits were observed.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/124325/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Psychological Selection of Female Space Flight Participant (SFP) Candidates.
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Pecena, Yvonneyvonne.pecena (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Mittelstädt, Justinjustin.mittelstaedt (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8419-6842
Seemüller, Annaanna.seemueller (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Maschke, Peterpeter.maschke (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2018
Journal or Publication Title:Flugsicherheit in Forschung und Praxis
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 57-64
Status:Published
Keywords:Astronaut Selection, Space Flight Participant, Personality Characteristics
Event Title:5.Fachtagung DGLP
Event Location:Fürstenfeldbruck
Event Type:national Conference
Event Dates:25.-26.Okt.2017
Organizer:DGLP
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:air traffic management and operations
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Human factors and safety in Aeronautics
Location: Hamburg
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Aviation and Space Psychology
Deposited By: Pecena, Yvonne
Deposited On:14 Dec 2018 11:19
Last Modified:14 Dec 2018 11:19

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