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EXPERIMENT INFORMATION

Straight-Ahead in Microgravity (Straight_Ahead)
Principal Investigator
Research Area:
Behavior and performance
Species Studied
Scientific Name: Homo sapiens Species: Human

Description
OBJECTIVES:
This study will investigate adaptive changes in spatial orientation after long-duration space flight by measuring eye and arm movements pointed in the “straight-ahead” direction as perceived by the test subject.

Specific objectives include: (a) fixation of actual and imagined target locations at different distances; (b) eye and arm movements along head or trunk directions; and (c) the vestibulo-ocular reflex during translation motion with fixation targets at different distances.


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Keywords
Vestibular function tests
Space perception
Eye movements
Posture
Spatial behavior

Data Information
Data Availability
Archiving in progress. Data is not yet available for this experiment.

Parameters
Arm movement
Eye movement
Vestibulo-ocular reflex

Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
Expedition 47 03/02/2016 06/18/2016 108 days
Expedition 48 06/18/2016 09/06/2016 80 days
Expedition 49 09/06/2016 10/30/2016 54 days
Expedition 50 10/28/2016 04/09/2017 164 days
Expedition 51 04/09/2017 06/02/2017 55 days
Expedition 52 06/02/2017 09/02/2017 92 days
Expedition 53 09/02/2017 12/14/2017 102 days
Expedition 54 12/14/2017 02/27/2018 75 days
Expedition 55 02/27/2018 06/03/2018 96 days
Expedition 57 10/04/2018 In progress
Expedition 58 Future mission
Expedition 59 Future mission
Expedition 6 11/23/2002 05/03/2003 161 days
Expedition 60 Future mission
Expedition 61 Future mission

Human Research Program (HRP) Human Research Roadmap (HRR) Information
Crew health and performance is critical to successful human exploration beyond low Earth orbit. The Human Research Program (HRP) investigates and mitigates the highest risks to human health and performance, providing essential countermeasures and technologies for human space exploration. Risks include physiological and performance effects from hazards such as radiation, altered gravity, and hostile environments, as well as unique challenges in medical support, human factors, and behavioral health support. The HRP utilizes an Integrated Research Plan (IRP) to identify the approach and research activities planned to address these risks, which are assigned to specific Elements within the program. The Human Research Roadmap is the web-based tool for communicating the IRP content.

The Human Research Roadmap is located at: https://humanresearchroadmap.nasa.gov/

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Additional Information
Co-Investigators
Managing NASA Center
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Responsible NASA Representative
Johnson Space Center LSDA Office
Project Manager: Terry Hill
Institutional Support
European Space Agency (ESA)
Proposal Date
Proposal Source