Operational Aspects


Space motion sickness is the most clinically significant phenomenon that occurs during the first few days of space flight, and immediately following flight. It has significant impact on human spacecraft operations, including delays in the performance of extra-vehicular activities (EVA), and accomplishing critical activities on a specified timeline. Other, more chronic problems include sleep disorders, decreased head-eye coordination and precision of movements, increased reaction time, memory problems, and fatigue.


Motion Sickness Space Flight Parabolic Flight Artificial Gravity Sensory Conflict 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculté de Médecine de RangueilCentre de Recherche Cerveau et Cognition UMR 5549 CNRS-Université Paul SabatierToulouse Cedex 9France
  2. 2.Neuroscience LaboratoriesNASA Johnson Space CenterHoustonUSA

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