In 1982, the Soviet Union implemented the Group for Psychological Support in order to meet the psychological, sociological and recreational needs of their cosmonauts on extended space missions. In 1985, the Space Human Factors Team was developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to address the psychological, architectural and engineering issues of crew performance on American space missions. In order to recognize all the factors in socio/psycho dynamics, and develop a holistic training program for space crews, a leisure component for these extended missions should be included in the United States research projects.
Nash, Karen Elizabeth
"The Leisure Component for Space Flight and Habitation,"
Visions in Leisure and Business: Vol. 5
, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/visions/vol5/iss1/8