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French Postural Experiment on the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Discovery

(June 17, 1985) The two Payload Specialists for the week-long flight share a mid-deck scene on the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Discovery. On the left, Saudi astronaut Sultan Salman Abdelazize Al-Saud (b 1956) is eating a meal, while on the right, French astronaut Patrick Baudry (b 1946) conducts a phase of the French Postural Experiment on himself. Note the electronystagmography electrodes attached at both temples and above and below his right eye. Sleep restraints are in the background. (Source: NASA/Johnson Space Center [Houston]. NASA ID: 51G-102-035. Public domain. Note: based on the NASA description of this image, it was inadvertently inverted by a NASA technician. This has been corrected.)