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Living in Zero g

Steven C Davenport

December 18, 2012

Life with no gravity quickly causes bone and muscle damage. If we travel to Mars, we will need artificial gravity, but there's a problem. The craft must be kept in balance as it rotates. Like a satellite being "spun-up", everything must be evenly distributed for it to rotate about its center. Otherwise, it will quickly become uncontrollable resulting in the loss of the mission. How would we live in such a condition that we couldn't move about freely?

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kmccaw: 12/30/2012 02:31 CST

You can have tanks around the circumferance of the ship and have computer controled pumps distribute fluid around the ship to balance the rotateing ship.

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