The global experience of the past year has forced many of us to test the limits of how we handle isolation. Social distancing and lockdowns have challenged many of us to live in a much smaller and lonelier world than we have been use to.
But not everyone found the experience so alien. For astronauts, life in confined quarters is part of their daily reality. They too need to protect themselves from the dangers of the outside world and need to be constantly vigilant to ensure their own safety and that of their teammates.
With that in mind, we’re hosting an interview with former NASA astronaut Dan Tani, to discuss his experience with isolation, how his training prepared him for it, and to learn if he has any advice that can prove useful to those of us experiencing prolonged isolation for the first time.
THIS EVENT IS NOW COMPLETED BUT YOU CAN VIEW THE INTERVIEW BELOW FOR THE REMAINDER OF SPACE WEEK.