Ever wonder just how much wind a human can withstand without any permanent damage? Well, NASA found out with this crazy wind blast test from 1946. To be more specific: “Test conducted in 1946 where a human subject was exposed to blasts of air. The test was performed at NASA Langley Research Center’s 8 ft High Speed Tunnel.” Continue reading for another NASA centrifuge gravity simulation test from the 1960s.
The human body has different tolerances for g-forces depending on the acceleration direction. Humans can withstand a positive acceleration forward at higher g-forces than they can withstand a positive acceleration upwards at the same g-force. This is because when the body accelerates up at such high rates the blood rushes from the brain which causes loss of vision.