Artificial Gravity Considerations for a Mars Exploration Mission

  title={Artificial Gravity Considerations for a Mars Exploration Mission},
  author={Laurence R. Young},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • L. Young
  • Published 1 May 1999
  • Physics
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Abstract: Artificial gravity (AG), as a means of preventing physiological deconditioning of astronauts during long‐duration space flights, presents certain special challenges to the otolith organs and the adaptive capabilities of the CNS. The key issues regarding the choice of AG acceleration, radius, and rotation rate are reviewed from the viewpoints of physiological requirements and human factors disturbances. Head movements and resultant Coriolis forces on the rotating platform may limit the… 
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