Published: March 6, 2024

U.S. Navy crews recover the Orion Spacecraft for NASA's Artemis I mission from where it landed in the Pacific Ocean in December 2022. No human astronauts were aboard.Torin Clark is developing virtual reality systems to help astronauts cope with disorientation and motion sickness, a long underappreciated reality of space exploration.

An associate professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Clark is an expert in human sensorimotor/vestibular function and adaptation. is highlighting research in Clark's lab to create a virtual reality system to assist astronauts during splashdown, when survey's show a majority of astronauts and cosmonauts have gotten sick—a relatively minor condition that could become dangerous if nauseous crew members suddenly have to respond to a disaster.

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