SPACE

Why Astronauts Don’t Get Dizzy In Space

Jun 13, 2016 at 4:14 PM ET

Another cool thing that astronauts get to do that you don’t, besides all that cutting edge science stuff: somersault over and over again without getting dizzy.

In the above video, astronaut Tim Peake does his best to make himself feel the way a person might feel if they rode a Tilt-a-Whirl after downing a funnel cake on earth. But because one of the body’s ways of adjusting to microgravity is relying less on vestibular clues, he only feels dizzy for a few seconds after he’s done flipping. Looks like fun.