Man in space

Vzaimodeistviye-2 Experiment


Study of regularities of intra- and inter-group (interaction with MCC) dynamics during a long-duration spaceflight of the international crew.


  • Continue collection of data on the dynamics of interpersonal perception under the influence of stress factors of a spaceflight on a large cohort to obtain statistically valid results.
  • Study the effect of cross-cultural factors on the interpersonal and intergroup interaction.
  • Study specifics of the crew perception of MCC during LSF.
  • Confirm the obtained data on the relationship defining the structure integrity of assessments of the immediate environment and tension of the interpersonal and intergroup interaction.

Used hardware:

  • Onboard medical support computer T61p Laptop RSE-MED;
  • Data storage device "VZAIMODEISTVIYE-2".

Expected Results:

Acquisition of new data on the effectiveness of interpersonal and intergroup (between the crew and MCC) interaction, and also relationship of the efficiency of interaction and cross-cultural factors. The trends of intergroup behavior in the international crew identified in the study will serve the basis for recommendations for pre-flight psychological training of the Russian cosmonauts, optimization of interaction within the international crew.

Experiment Results:

The SC result is data on the data storage device VZAIMODEISTVIYE-2 to be returned to the Earth for further processing and analysis of the results.

ISS Crew

Shannon Walker WALKER

leg Novitskiy Novitskiy

Petr Dubrov Dubrov

Mark Vande Hei Vande Hei

Michael Hopkins Hopkins

Victor Glover Glover

Soichi Noguchi Noguchi