Astronauts' motion perception studied using virtual reality

Media advisory

Canadian experiment Vection to be presented during a NASA teleconference

Longueuil, Quebec, November 7, 2018 — On November 8, NASA will host a teleconference on the scientific experiments and technologies that will be launched to the International Space Station on the next Northrop Grumman resupply mission, scheduled for November 15.

During the teleconference, Canadian researcher Laurence Harris will present Vection, an experiment conducted in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency. Using a virtual reality system, Vection will examine how microgravity affects astronauts' perception of their motion. Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques is the first participant in this experiment.

Other researchers will also participate in order to discuss their experiments in the fields of medicine, environment and astrophysics.

November 8, 2018

1:00 p.m. ET

NASA teleconference on scientific experiments that will soon be launched to the International Space Station

Dr. Laurence Harris, principal investigator, York University

Live teleconference (audio only) on NASA TV

To participate in the teleconference, please contact Joshua Finch from NASA by 10:00 a.m. ET on November 8, 2018, at 202-358-1100 or

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