How Deaf and Hearing Impaired People Helped the Space Program
Audience: Educators and Students Grades: K-12 Year: 2010 Duration: 9 minutes 25 seconds Size: 39.7 MB
In the 1960s, NASA conducted studies and experiments to prepare for sending mankind into space. The cochlea is the part of the ear that affects motion sickness. NASA performed motion sickness experiments with deaf individuals as a control group because their cochleas are inactive. A student at the Texas School for the Deaf, or TSD interviewed David Myers, who participated in these experiments.