What I learned about conflict from living on “Mars” | James Bevington

James Bevington

TEDxSydney 2018 · 15 June 2018

Surely six people living in isolation for eight months as part of a simulated mission to Mars would experience some epic conflicts, right? James Bevington, the commander of Mission 5 for HI-SEAS shares the invaluable lessons he and his crew learned about interpersonal conflict.

The answers may surprise you. As the Commander of the NASA-funded Mission 5 for HI-SEAS, James Bevington, along with his five crew mates, lived in isolation on a barren landscape as part of an eight-month simulated mission to Mars in 2017.

Currently a PhD student at the University of New South Wales, James is involved in experiments conducted on the International Space Station focused on such things as determining the plausibility of life on Mars.

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