Study with the Gallaudet Eleven

Man lays in a contraption with his head secured by two poles on either side.

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. This photo comes from one of the participants, David Myers, who is seen here in a head lock. 

Gallaudet Eleven

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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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