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Vestibular experiment on Earth-orbiting space shuttle Columbia

(November 16, 1982) Astronaut Joseph P Allen IV (b 1937), one of two mission specialist astronauts for STS-5, participates in a biomedical test in the middeck area of the Earth-orbiting space shuttle Columbia. A series of electrodes have been connected to his face to monitor his responses in zero-g. He was assisted in the test by astronaut William B Lenoir, the flight’s other mission specialist. Dr. Allen is wearing the multi-pieced constant wear garment for space shuttle astronauts. This frame was exposed with a 35 mm camera. (Source: NASA/Johnson Space Center [Houston]. NASA ID: s05-04-141. Public domain.)