Introduction

James R Kass Space Consulting offers expert consulting in various space-related domains, as well as various more generic support services. The CEO and founder, Dr. James Kass, has more than 30 years experience in a broad assortment of domains and can thus offer multi-disciplinary system advice especially where a customer’s needs are best satisfied across disciplines, requiring a broad system approach to solving problems and creating appropriate solutions.

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James Kass: Reminiscences of an adventurous career in human spaceflight

In the context of an annual Summer Institute, in 2015 on Space, Concordia University took the opportunity to invite Dr James Kass, alumnus of the university (BSc, 1968) to deliver a public lecture on his exciting career in human spaceflight.

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Video_Concordia University June 2015

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Video_Mars Meetup: Vomiting in space - James Kass on the role of psychology during long-term space flight - 29-April-2015

A talk Dr James Kass gave at a Mars Meetup event in Leiden on psychological issues encountered in human space travel and preparing for it using parabolic flight.

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Video_UCL: Psychological Issues for Long-Duration Space Missions

A series of lectures have been delivered to second-year medical and physiology students at University College London, Dep. of Medicine, organized by the Centre for Aviation, Space & Extreme Environment (CASE) Medicine. Some of these lectures were recorded and are posted here.

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The films included in this archive mainly comprise recordings of activities in which Dr Kass participated, his lectures, or interviews with him.

Entire 8 video episodes:

live talk show organized by Watch Hollywood took place on 23rd November 2014, at which Dr Kraft, chief medical officer of the Mars One project and Dr James Kass. were interviewed about this project. Kraft and Kass first met each other at the Russian Institute of Biomedical Problems in Moscow during the preparatory activities for the then longest isolation simulation of human spaceflight, the SFINCSS-99 project. Some 12 subjects were shut up in an isolation complex for varying periods, the longest being 211 days. After Dr Kraft was appointed chief medical office for the Mars One project, he invited Dr Kass to offer expertise with crew training for this very long duration Mars mission.

Because the chronology of the episodes as posted on you-tube is not very consistent, the episodes are embedded below in the correct order for your convenience.

Episode 01: Dr Norbert Kraft introduces Mars One

Episode 02: A question for the ages - Why Now?

Episode 03: Fitness for Mars

Episode 04: Introducing Dr James Kass

In this clip, we meet Dr James Kass of Kass-Space Consulting. Dr Kass is an adviser to the Mars-One Corporation. His experience and background with space missions, has made him a valuable asset and a "go to guy" for advise on how to achieve successful off Earth Missions.

Episode 05: Meeting of the Minds - Kraft & Kass

In this clip, Dr. Kraft and Dr. Kass share how the two met and how they came together to work on this mission. Dr. Kass shares his experiences working on other space missions. They tell us how their relationship with the Mars-One Mission was sparked! And give insight on projects they've already worked to help them understand how candidates may respond to their training for Mars.

Episode 06: Mars Training

In this clip, Dr Kass explains the training and evaluation process for preparing Marstronauts for life on Mars

Episode 07: Finally – “Growing the Mars Society!” - Dr Kass & Dr Kraft

Episode 08: And Why . . . Mars?

James Kass: Chasing a Dream - his road to human spaceflight

At the 2016 Mars One biennial event attended by the project’s advisers, ambassadors, sponsors, investors, and other stakeholders, Dr Kass, adviser for Mars One, was invited to give a keynote speech. His theme was about how his professional career transmogrified from Nuclear Physics and Neurophysiology to Human Spaceflight.

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