Great leadership and followership is essential in astronauts. Being able to lead others while explaining things in a way that others understand and stand behind allow missions to be completed effectively and successfully.
Analogs are simulated missions that test a crew’s ability to work together professionally and socially. Since a Mars mission will see a small crew together for a long period of time, it is best to identify any issues while still here on Earth.
The demands on your body from space travel are many. As such, NASA requires a flight physical in order to become an astronaut. Learn about what is required and also get some pointers for your own workout routine!