artificial gravity


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artificial gravity

[¦ärd·ə¦fish·əl ′grav·əd·ē]
(aerospace engineering)
A simulated gravity established within a space vehicle by rotation or acceleration.
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Laurence Young, the Apollo Program Professor in MIT's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, says artificial gravity would be a huge benefit for astronauts, particularly those embarking on long-duration space missions, such as a journey to Mars.
CONRED would eliminate the potential equipment failures inherent with artificial gravity centrifuges, pneumatic and hydraulic resistance, motors, canisters, vacuum cylinders and pistons, flywheels, elastic bands (bungee cords), rope, or recoil springs [10], and the time required for maintenance of the equipment that is currently used by NASA.
The questions of whether artificial gravity will be required and, if so, how it will be provided are critical," says the committee.
Designers conceive the hotel as being split between two areas - zero-gravity and artificial gravity.
There are no sentient robots or artificial gravity environments.
Although the fuel-saver computer had turned off the artificial gravity, the ship's continuous acceleration provided enough of the inertial equivalent of gravity (the Clarke phenomenon) to hold passengers relatively stationary if they didn't move their appendages very much.
It would have a viewing deck from which visitors can look at the Earth, and include a section that will spin to provide artificial gravity.
Four circular restaurants with artificial gravity would be attached.
She is so lightweight you feel someone's turned off her artificial gravity.
The report states the artificial gravity in the Millennium Falcon will be of little help to solve the problem of the excessive G-force.
In certain areas aboard My Air Force One, the artificial gravity was so strong that the aging Satorious, performing the duties of Chief Snack Trolley Officer, had to strain horribly to push the cumbersome snack trolley.