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.
will study the effects of exercise and artificial gravity on cardiovascular responses and fluid shifts within the body.
When a small vessel lay moored in a "horizontal" orientation inside a host ship which had its own artificial gravity in operation, then a wall became the floor, known as [deck.
Earthly activities such as taking a shower or sitting down to a meal would take place in the artificial gravity area.
She is so lightweight you feel someone's turned off her artificial gravity.
Bill Paloski, lead scientist for the Artificial Gravity Project, said, "Volunteers in the artificial gravity studies can help us turn science fiction into reality by spinning around in our human centrifuge each day during bed rest to help us determine the best prescription to use for gravity replacement therapy.
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.
Also, they aver, budgetary trade-offs like limitations on a station module with spin-produced artificial gravity have restricted the initial station configuration's utility for studying the effects on humans of long-duration space flight.
WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA will use a new human centrifuge to explore artificial gravity as a way to counter the physiologic effects of extended weightlessness for future space exploration.
The Cosmic Hilton will rotate to create artificial gravity, making normal activity possible.
has designed and is building a centrifuge for NASA for use in researching the effects of artificial gravity as a countermeasure to the negative effects of microgravity on the human body.