Astronauts and Authors
So what type of person is psychologically fit to go into space?
Apparently those who can live in relative isolation, endure living on canned food, showering once a week in accommodation consisting of four interconnected "habitat modules," comprising a 72-square-meter space comprising six individual compartments for the crew members (each with a bed, desk, chair, and shelves); a kitchen-dining room; a living room; the main control room; and a toilet with little communication with the outside world.
It appears the most worrying aspect is how astronauts en route to the Red Planet will handle psyche-crushing boredom, not to mention spend the vast majority of their time in weightless conditions, literally millions of miles from home, stuck in a tiny compartment, with no possibility of leaving.
Well this is a no brainer - an author of course. This sounds like bliss to me - no interruptions, perfect peace and quiet, floating in a gravity-free zone with easily prepared food and drink on tap with my laptop and a pile of research books.
I'm signing up - anyone like to join me?