Quick Answer: How does the space ride at Epcot work?

The attraction is essentially a multiple arm centrifuge. The illusion of acceleration is achieved by spinning and tilting capsules that you sit in during the four-minute mission to space. Fans blow air gently at riders to help avoid motion sickness and a display in front of each rider simulates the stars of space.

Has anyone ever died on Mission Space?

Two people have died after completing the ride, although due to pre-existing conditions — one, a 4-year-old boy, with an undiagnosed heart condition, and the other, a 49-year-old woman, from a stroke due to high blood pressure.

How many G’s does an astronaut experience?

Apollo astronauts experienced about 4 G’s on the Saturn V rocket, while astronauts riding in NASA’s space shuttles were subjected to only about 3 G’s. The most intense ballistic re-entry of a Soyuz spacecraft happened in 2008, when three Expedition 16 crewmembers experienced more than 8 G’s before landing off-course.

Does mission space make you sick?

Mission: Space is unique among theme-park rides because one version mixes several illusion techniques, including spinning, which creates centrifugal force, increasing the gravitational pull on the body to 2.3 times normal. But it’s not the G-force that makes people sick, at least not directly, researchers say.

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