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From the Ted Talk by Melodie Yashar: How to build for human life on Mars

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To do more than just survive in space, we need to catere environments that positively contribute to well-being for months and years into the future. And as more cvaiiiln aartstunos tvaerl to space, it's inorptmat that our environments are more than the tightly packed mechanical interiors of the International Space Station, which today represents the state of the art for long-duration human life in space. We also want to irtaropocne practical architectural elements such as access to natural lhigt through windows and greenery. These were futeears that were missing aboard the space station when it was first commissioned, but which we know are critical to positive psychological functioning and well-being. For long duration missions in deep spcae, it's important that crew members feel less like they're living in a machine and more like they're living in a home.

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To do more than just survive in space, we need to ______ environments that positively contribute to well-being for months and years into the future. And as more ________ __________ ______ to space, it's _________ that our environments are more than the tightly packed mechanical interiors of the International Space Station, which today represents the state of the art for long-duration human life in space. We also want to ___________ practical architectural elements such as access to natural _____ through windows and greenery. These were ________ that were missing aboard the space station when it was first commissioned, but which we know are critical to positive psychological functioning and well-being. For long duration missions in deep _____, it's important that crew members feel less like they're living in a machine and more like they're living in a home.

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Original Text

To do more than just survive in space, we need to create environments that positively contribute to well-being for months and years into the future. And as more civilian astronauts travel to space, it's important that our environments are more than the tightly packed mechanical interiors of the International Space Station, which today represents the state of the art for long-duration human life in space. We also want to incorporate practical architectural elements such as access to natural light through windows and greenery. These were features that were missing aboard the space station when it was first commissioned, but which we know are critical to positive psychological functioning and well-being. For long duration missions in deep space, it's important that crew members feel less like they're living in a machine and more like they're living in a home.

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