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Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation System Gives Astronauts a Taste of Space

By: Allison Love - Published: Aug 29, 2010 • References: wired
The Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation System is a simulation patch that gives future astronauts a similar sensation to the one they would feel if they were coming back to Earth from space. The patch sends "an electrical current to nerves behind the ears," according to Wired, which gives users the appearance of coming down from space.

It's not exactly the same sensation, but at least future astronauts will have some experience with what it could feel like. The Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation System is a breakthrough in astronaut equipment aids.