Photo: "Space Headache" a New Type of Astronaut Affliction?



Astronaut Stephen K. Robinson sails over Earth attached via foot restraint to an arm of the International Space Station on August 3, 2005.

A June 2009 survey found that many space veterans report "exploding" or "heavy feeling" headaches during spaceflights and extended stays on the ISS. The affliction could be due to shifting bodily fluids, "bad" air in confined spaces—or may be a brand new class of space disorder.

Image from NASA/AP


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