Read: How 11 deaf men helped shape NASA’s human spaceflight programme

Posted on May 8, 2017

An article on the Knowridge Science Report website has explained how 11 Deaf men from Gallaudet University took part in NASA testing in the 1950s.

Before NASA could send humans to space, the agency needed to better understand the effects of prolonged weightlessness on the human body.

So, in the late 1950s, NASA and the U.S. Naval School of Aviation Medicine established a joint research program to study these effects and recruited 11 deaf men aged 25-48 from Gallaudet College (now Gallaudet University).

Today, these men are known to history as the “Gallaudet Eleven”.

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