- a complex of symptoms including nausea, lethargy, headache, and sweating, occurring among astronauts under conditions of weightlessness.
Origin of space sickness
First recorded in 1950–55
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- the nausea that people can experience in the gravity-free environment of space
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- Motion sickness caused by sustained weightlessness during space flight, usually accompanied by disturbance of the inner ear.
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