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How Deaf and Hearing Impaired People Helped the Space Program

Product Type: Video Learning Clip
Audience: Educators, Informal Education, Students
Grade Levels: K-12
Year: 2010
Duration: 9 minutes 25 seconds
Size: 39.7 MB
Subjects: Life Science

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.

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How Do You Stay in Contact With Your Family?
How Do You Work Together as a Team?
How Does It Feel to See Sunrise and Sunset Every 90 Minutes?
Expedition 24 Crew Sends a Message to the Texas School for the Deaf

Page Last Updated: December 12th, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild