NASA Photo ID: S73-32113           File Name: 10076249.jpg
Film Type: 4x5                     Date Taken: 08/09/73
Title: Astronaut Owen Garriott as test subject for Human Vestibular Function exp.
Description:
Scientist-Astronaut Owen K. Garriott, Skylab 3 science pilot, serves as
test  subject for the Skylab Human Vestibular Function M131 Experiment, as
seen in  this photographic reproduction taken from a television
transmission made by a  color TV camera aboard the Skylab space station in
Earth orbit. The  objectives of the M131 experiment are to obtain data
pertinent to  establishing the validity of measurements of specific 
behavioral/physiological responses influenced by vestibular activity under 
one-G and zero-G conditions; to determine man's adaptability to unusual 
vestibular conditions and predict habitability of future spacecraft 
conditions involving reduced gravity and Coriollis forces; and to measure
the  accuracy and variability in man's judgement of spatial coordinates
based on  atypical gravity receptor cues and inadequate visual cues.          

Subject terms:
ASTRONAUTS                              
MEDICAL SCIENCE                         
REPRODUCTION                            
SKYLAB 3                                
SKYLAB PROGRAM                          
SPACE ADAPTATION SYNDROME               
SPACEBORNE EXPERIMENTS                  
TELEVISION TRANSMISSION                 
VESTIBULAR TESTS                        

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