We examine what a perfect Mars Mission Team would look like and what NASA might learn from the world of psychology when it comes to how relationships form and fracture in tight spaces. And back here on earth, the battle over the expansion of Charter Schools in Chicago continues. We also talk about diversity on TV on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah and ABC's Quantico.
With such a long journey in an isolated environment, who would be best suited to embark on a trip to Mars with other astronauts and not get on each other's nerves? A professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology who’s working on a NASA-funded research on team composition joins the program.
The Adler Planetarium commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 17 mission, the last manned mission to the moon. Astronauts Harrison Schmitt and Eugene Cernan cast hand and boot prints for display. Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell was also present.
On Monday, President Obama paid homage to the Mars Science Laboratory mission team. Northwestern University professor Bill Savage takes it one step further and gives a lot of credit to Curiosity, the Mars rover itself.