Accession Number:

AD0259512

Title:

WEIGHTLESSNESS. TRAINING REQUIREMENTS AND SOLUTIONS

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OPERATIONS RESEARCH INC SILVER SPRING MD

Report Date:

1961-03-03

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Physical principles and biological mechanisms relevant to human performance under conditions of weightlessness have been explained in order that the trainee can develop an appreciation of how the unaccustomed environment will affect his behavior. Special emphasis has been given to a changes of mans center of mass as various parts of the body are moved with respect to each other, and the significance of CM of body movement, b the mechanisms of postural reflexes, including experimental observations of response of pigeons to postural disorientation by tilting during weightlessness, and c anticipated changes in the sensory input spectrum and implications of such changes. Models have been proposed as visual aids in providing for cognitive learning aspects of training. The different effects of weightlessness on motor-perceptual and perceptual factors have been identified and solutions proposed for separately training each of these effects. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE