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Dr. Marc A. Shepanek

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Management And Program Analyst

Phone: (202) ***-****  
Email: m***@***.gov
Local Address:  Washington , District of Columbia , United States
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
21000 Brookpark Rd.
Cleveland , Ohio 44135
United States

Company Description: The NASA Innovative Lunar Demonstrations Data (ILDD) contracts provide for issuance of delivery orders that will specify data associated with system testing and...   more

Employment History

  • Deputy Chief of Medicine of Extreme Environments
    Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
  • Deputy Chief for Medicine In Extreme Environments
  • Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer
  • Psychologist In the Human Factors Division


  • PhD
11 Total References
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Contact SSG-LS, 14 June 2015 [cached]
Dr Marc Shepanek
Deputy Chief of Medicine of Extreme Environments
"Lessons learned from the past, research ..., 7 Aug 2008 [cached]
"Lessons learned from the past, research in extreme environments, training, conditioning, and countermeasures for psychological stress are some of the things NASA is in the process of addressing for the upcoming age of exploration," said psychologist Marc Shepanek, PhD, from the Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer at NASA.
Presentations: "Preparing for the Psychological Stress of Long-duration Space Missions," Marc A. Shepanek, PhD, Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer, NASA; "Living in Space: Creating a Home Away From Home," Phyllis J. Johnson, PhD, University of British Columbia; "The Uses of History: Space Analogues Revisited," Peter Suedfeld, PhD, University of British Columbia; "Computer-based Psychosocial Support for Long-duration Spaceflights," James A. Carter, PhD, Harvard Medical School, Leonard Greenhalgh, PhD, Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, Steven E. Locke, MD, Harvard Medical School, Jay C. Buckey, MD, Dartmouth Medical School, Mark T. Hegel, PhD, Dartmouth Medical School; Session 1111 - Symposium: To the Moon and Mars: Psychology of Long-Duration Space Exploration, 10:00 - 11:50 AM, Thursday, Aug. 14, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Meeting Level 2, Meeting Room 206A.
Marc Shepanek, PhD - NASA Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer; "Preparing for the Psychological Stress of Long-Duration Space Missions"; phones: (W) 202-358-2201, (C) 202-744-7541, (H) 202-244-2787;
The Worst Jobs in Science 2003 - Popular Science, 1 Sept 2003 [cached]
That's how Marc Shepanek, NASA's deputy chief for medicine in extreme environments, once described the psychological challenge astronauts will face on long-distance space missions.But hey, at least they'll be going somewhere.In the meantime, we put people through the torture in immobile isolation chambers on the ground.
The Easterner Online - Exploring the human factor of exploration, 12 May 2004 [cached]
Marc Shepanek, NASA psychologist in the Human Factors division, said the entire experience of space has had a huge mental effect on those who have journeyed into space.
"Visiting Mars and losing the earth is something we have had to talk about," Shepanek said."Apollo saw a beautiful marble, and it had a profound affect on them.The vastness of space changes lives."
Shepanek compared a recent vacation to the South Pole to what astronauts on Mars may face.
"Everything around you is white because there are two miles of ice in every direction, but you are still on your world, but spending time in isolation is a better comparison, because it enforces relationships within the group," Shepanek said."If the technology you have with you goes, you die.There is no regular communication with the home base."
However Shepanek said that the loss of air would not compare to anything he has experienced.
"If I snag a piece of my protective suit in the South Pole, I am a little irritated," Shepanek said."If I do it in space, depending on where I do it, I might be facing decompression.Imaging you have trouble breathing and there are 300 yards between you and an entry port, whether you want to or not, you are aware of how dependent in space you are on technology."
The mental side of space flight may come after the trip is over, Shepanek said.
"The rest of their lives are spent trying to convince themselves of the psychological impact," he said.
Our Wonderful Swing pets!!!, 23 May 2006 [cached]
Ellen Engle and Marc Shepanek
Most folks know that Marc is a Rocket Scientist at NASA. Comparatively few know that Ellen raises Samoyeds --- and races with them on dog sleds.
Ellen Engle and Marc Shepanek
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