P1_2 Gravity in Space

Benjamin Edward Stanley Hall, Gregory Brown, Ashley Back, Stuart Turner


With the dream of travelling among the stars and visiting other planets comes a lot of problems. Aside from the obvious problems of the current limit on technology in space travel there are long-term biological effects of zero-g travel on humans. Thus this paper details the feasibility of utilising gravitational effects via rotation to provide an artificial gravity environment during space flight. It is found that to produce a comfortable environment of 1g in a spacecraft would require rotation around an axis of distance ~224m from the centre of the spacecraft which is believed to be an unfeasible solution for current spacecraft for multiple reasons.

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