Cyberspace, the electronic environment that consists of myriad connections between people and information, is also the transition space to outer space, the place where we may learn to productively to live, to work, and to cooperate in preparation for our actual journeys off the Earth. While future space flight missions that go beyond today’s International Space Station promise to take us to new frontiers made possible by impressive, new levels of human cooperation, these missions also demand that we consider a new spectrum of preparations for those who will undertake them. These preparations range from mission and operations training to psychological concerns that engage the forward edge of continued evolution of humanity, its cultures, and its societies.
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