NASA Photo ID: S73-34171           File Name: 10076250.jpg
Film Type: 4x5                     Date Taken: 08/09/73
Title: Astronaut Owen Garriott as test subject for Human Vestibular Function exp.
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. Dr.  Garriott is seated in the experiment's litter chair which
can rotate the  test subject at predetermined rotational velocity or
programmed  ecceleration/decelerational profile. 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:
MEDICAL SCIENCE                         
SKYLAB 3                                
SKYLAB PROGRAM                          
VESTIBULAR TESTS                        

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