The Worlds Worst Carnival Ride Was Used to Train Astronauts

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In the early 1960s, NASA rolled up to a US Navy facility in Pennsylvania with one goal in mind: stick its newly-minted astronauts into one of the most extreme centrifuges that has ever been built, and whirl them around really fast to train for the extreme g-forces they’ll experience during a space launch. But astronauts aren’t the only people who have been subject to a ride in the Johnsville Centrifuge. One man even got to do it sitting in his own recliner…

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