Why NASA Spun Astronauts Around But Doesn't Any More

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Why NASA Spun Astronauts Around But Doesn't Any More

Post by Riddick » 01-16-2019 09:34 PM

Kids who grew up during the space race were fascinated to see astronauts spun around in a device that resembled the Multi Axis Trainer (MAT), which twirled them around in three dimensions. It looked so cool! The device eventually became a carnival thrill ride, and rightly so.

What you may not know is the reason behind such training, which NASA no longer does. Tom Scott explains why.


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