gravity simulation

gravity simulation

[′grav·əd·ē ‚sim·yə‚lā·shən]
(aerospace engineering)
The spinning of part or all of a space vehicle so that the centripetal force on bodies within the vehicle near the outer periphery mimics the force of gravity on objects at the earth's surface.
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The software underpins many research projects, ranging from physics and gravity simulation, to engineering, materials research and pure mathematics.
Payload Systems provided students with instruction and technical support, and also gave operational guidance when the students tested their prototypes on the NASA KC-135 reduced gravity simulation aircraft.
NEIL Armstrong descended the ladder of the Apollo 11 lunar module on August 12, 1969, and found that it was very much like the lunar gravity simulations he had performed on Earth.