NASA Human Research Program Behavioral Health and Performance Element (BHP)The goal of NASA BHP is to identify, characterize, and prevent or reduce behavioral health and performance risks associated with space travel, exploration, and return to terrestrial life. The NASA Behavioral Health and Performance Operations Group (BHP Ops) supports astronauts and their families before, during, and after a long-duration mission (LDM) on the ISS. BHP Ops provides ISS crews with services such as preflight training (e.g., psychological factors of LDM, psychological support, cross-cultural); preflight, in-flight, and postflight support services, including counseling for astronauts and their families; and psychological support such as regular care packages and a voice-over IP phone system between crew members and their families to facilitate real-time one-on-one communication.
Whitmire, Sandra (Wyle Labs., Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Faulk, Jeremy (Wyle Labs., Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Leveton, Lauren (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)