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Illustration for article titled OMG! What kind of mad science is happening on the ISS?

What is NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson doing to poor French astronaut Thomas Pesquet on the International Space Station?

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Pesquet explains:

For International Space Station research Peggy Whitson was measuring the pressure of my eyes (no easy task in weightlessness) for the Fluid Shift experiment. We do a lot of research into our eyes because some astronauts suffer a change in visual acuity during and after spaceflight but fortunately it does not last… at least that is what they told me before launch! ;)

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It’s been known for a while that spaceflight affects eyesight so research is being conducted to understand what’s going on.

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