Space-whirly or Whirlies is a fictional disease named in Andre Norton's novel Plague Ship. The author may have accurately predicted the emergence of a new malady, the "space stupids" or psychiatric symptoms such as hallucinations that are caused by low gravity or the absence of gravity.
- Isolation and hallucinations: the Mental Health Challenges Faced by Astronauts BBC. Vaughan Bell. Oct. 5, 2014.