September 17, 2013

Space Barf and the Garn Scale

Jake Garn-top right.

Did you know that astronauts can suffer from “spaceadaptation sickness”? It affects 50% of astronauts to varying degrees. 

The nauseous and barfy signs of space sickness are ranked on the “Garn scale.” It’s named after Jake Garn, who flew aboard the Space Shuttle in 1985 and apparently experienced the maximum level of space barfing ever known to humankind.

And FYI, one "Garn" is the highest level of space barf-ery!

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