The Possible Reality of Artificial Gravity

IN BRIEF

The prospect of artificial gravity on space stations is actually possible, but highly expensive and resource-demanding

MAKING SCIENCE FICTION, FACT

Working to make astronauts lives easier and less health damaging is a pretty big goal for NASA. The real problem is actually limiting the effects of zero gravity on the human body. Science Fiction has posited the solution of artificial gravity. However, as this video shows, that is no easy feat.

Artificial gravity could certainly be a possibility with current technology. Sadly, we are limited by the expense and availability of materials. Through the use of centrifugal force, a spinning space station would be able to generate artificial gravity. However, it would have to be spinning at a very fast rate. Alternatively, it’d have to be big enough to not need speed. The trade-off is between being too big to build or spinning too rapidly to be practical.

Building something as huge as science fiction models would certainly cost. Building the eponymous space stations from the 2013 film Elysium would require 500,000 people contributing $10 million each. Even more, aluminum would have to be mined from asteroids as Earth’s supply would not be enough.

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3 thoughts on “The Possible Reality of Artificial Gravity”

    1. As a follow up, if the people of this world wasn’t concerned with death, greed, and wielding power over others just imagine what we could have achieved by now. Even now, there is advanced technology, I believe, that is kept away from the masses because of the desire for power over others.

      I’m pretty sure that we will always have poor, but we could end world hunger if the afore mentioned traits did not dominate the people of this world. God help us.

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      1. I have been absent because I haven’t been feeling that well. It get’s better, but never back to where it was 4 months ago.

        —————
        The wages of original sin. We probably had it, but it was lost.

        Good news, we are promised to have it again in a new Kingdom.

        Just keep the faith.

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