81248487 story NASA Is Already Studying What Sort of Person Is Best Suited For Mars (blastingnews.com) 144 Posted by timothy on Monday February 15, 2016 @03:10PM from the but-matt-damon-is-older-than-that dept. MarkWhittington writes: The first crew to set forth to Mars are likely in Middle School or High School, but NASA is already delving into what criteria it should use to select the interplanetary explorers. That they should be physically fit and experts in their fields are a given. But the space agency is keen that the people who will set forth to Mars in 20 years or so should be of a particular psychological type. NASA has granted Johns Hopkins money to conduct a study into the problem.