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Title: Sociological Considerations for the Success of Planetary Exploration Missions
Primary Author: Janet A. Vertesi
Secondary Author(s): Robert Pappalardo, Claudia Alexander, William J. Clancey, Barbara Cohen, Paul Dourish, Jeffrey Johnson, Barbara Larsen, Kimberly Lichtenberg, Charlotte Linde, Scott Maxwell, Zara Mirmalek, Jeff Moore
Institution: University of California, Irvine
Summary: Alongside scientific and technical considerations, the Planetary Science Decadal Survey should require that missions incorporate deeper consideration of the social science of spacecraft operations to maximize their missions’ scientific, technical and fiscal success.
Panel Selection: None of the above.
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