By Shaun Gallagher, Bruce Janz, Lauren Reinerman, Jörg Trempler, Patricia Bockelman
This ebook provides a examine of many of the emotions of awe and beauty skilled by means of astronauts in the course of house flight. It summarizes the result of experimental, interdisciplinary stories that hire tools from neuroscience, psychology, phenomenology and simulation expertise, and it argues for a non-reductionist method of cognitive technological know-how.
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A hundred times I thought, “I should go grab the camera,” but I decided to just try to capture this one orbit with my own eyes and burn it into my brain. This is a clear instance of being captured by the view or drawn to the phenomenon. We find a similar experience expressed by Scott Carpenter. I found it difficult to tear my eyes away and go on to something else. Everything is so new and so awe-inspiring that it is difficult to concentrate for very long on any one thing. Later on, when I knew that I was returning to some wonderful sight that I had seen before, I could hardly wait to get there.
In most cases, this was quite easy to discern. For example, a number of in-flight journal entries are simply reports on events that happened during space flight or reports on technical details about equipment or experiments. For example, Flight Engineer, Sandra Magnus, reports in a journal entry entitled, “Food and Cooking in Space, Part 2:” It turns out that with duct tape (yep, the ubiquitous duct tape) and plastic bags you can do just about anything. I have definitely been on a learning curve.
This was a simple solution that worked quite well. A number of participants reported a high degree of realism connected with the sound and vibrations and a feeling that they were taking-off. The landing sequence, which we considered less important, involved a series of communicative radio announcements, much in the way that Houston Mission Control communicates with astronauts in space. The physical size and location of the VSL also required some problem solving involving lab space and noise levels.