Dr. Nick Kanas

    Nick Kanas, M.D., trained at Stanford (B.A.), UCLA (M.D.), and UCSF (Psychiatry residency).  He is a Professor Emeritus (Psychiatry) at the University of California, San Francisco.  He has over 220 professional publications and received the Royer Award for academic psychiatry. Since 1969, he has done research, taught, and written about psychological and interpersonal issues affecting people working in space.  He was a scientific investigator for the ESA HUBES space simulation mission.  For over 15 years, he was an NSBRI- and NASA-funded Principal Investigator doing psychological research with astronauts and cosmonauts on the Mir and International Space Stations and during several space simulation missions. He is a member and former trustee of the International Academy of Astronautics. He received the Aerospace Medical Association Raymond F. Longacre Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in the Psychological and Psychiatric Aspects of Aerospace Medicine, and the International Academy of Astronautics Life Science Award.  His books include Space Psychology and Psychiatry (2nd ed.) with Dietrich Manzey, and Humans in Space: The Psychological Hurdles.  Both books won International Academy of Astronautics Life Science Book Awards.  In 2023, he published a textbook entitled Behavioral Health and Human Interactions in Space.  He also has published two books on celestial cartography and three science fiction novels.  Website: nickkanas.com.  E-mail: nick.kanas@ucsf.edu

Broadcast 2838 Dr. Nick Kanas

Guest:  Dr. Nick Kanas;  Topics:  Human spaceflight psychological hurdles and more.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website, www.thespaceshow.com.   Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use.

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