Mark Ciotola’s research interests include telepresence and long-distance human-to-human communications. Space exploration often requires communications with other humans, such as astronauts, on a purely remote basis. This is analogous to faculty and students communicating with each other in real time across continents and even the world. In fact, the distance involved in live academic communications often exceeds that between NASA Mission Control and crewed spacecraft such as the International Space Station. What are the best practices? How can we better facilitate more effective communications. Likewise, spacecraft may operate in remote environments such as the Moon. How can remote participants better experience the remote presence of those spacecraft? What lessons are analogous to remote academic experiences, and how can this knowledge enrich remote classroom and student experiences?

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