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What is the Multi-generational Effect of Partial Gravity ?

•, brian wang

The reason for a space Gravity lab is that we do not know the long term effects of partial gravity and do not know if it is safe for humans to live at partial gravity. If we want to colonize space then we need to understand how safe or unsafe various levels of partial gravity is.

The Gravity Lab was detailed in plans described in 2017.

They want to use two launches of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy or two Blue Origin New Glenn launches. This would launch two pieces of a long gravity lab. The Gravity Lab needs to be sufficiently long for a rotating system for the desired range of partial gravity.

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Comment by PureTrust
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What about extra gravity? Imagine if you could gradually increase the gravity to double, over a period of months, or a couple of years. Think of how strong you would be on Earth for a week or a month, until the extra-gravity effects wore off. Of course, we could do this on Earth, right now, with giant centrifuges. Perhaps it has been done, or is being done.