Gallaudet Eleven Studies in a Centrifuge

Man sits inside a centrifuge pod, four others surround him.

In the late 1950s, the U.S. Naval School of Aviation Medicine and the newly formed National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recruited deaf people for weightlessness, balance, and motion sickness experiments. Here Donald Peterson prepares for a test in a centrifuge. 

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    Images courtesy of Gallaudet University Archives, collections of Jerald Jordan, Barron Gulak, David Myers, and Harry Larson.

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