Wednesday, August 18, 2021

“Can the Human Body Handle Rotating Artificial Gravity?” -- like on a space station

NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas

 

Scott Manley asks “Can the Human Body Handle Rotating Artificial Gravity?”

I’ve covered this before, in conjunction with my screenplay “Second Epiphany”, where I have a colony of people living in a rotating O’Neill cylinder spinning on Titan, but ready to take off.

He explains the relationship between mass, continuous rotation, and then centrifugal and centripetal forces – and Coriolis effect, which could make baseball or tennis difficult.

And me makes a pitch for a rotating space station some day.

Picture: Johnson Space Center in Houston, embed from Wikipedia, click for attribution 

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