Re: Solutions to the Zero-G problem

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Thu Oct 26 2000 - 03:38:16 MDT

zeb haradon wrote:
> Everyone here knows that the biggest problem for long term space travel, at
> least in our current biological state, is that the body begins to undergo a
> type of "space rot" in zero gravity, the muscles atrophy, the bones weaken,
> etc. This is most frequently mentioned as a serious barrier to a manned
> mission to Mars.

At least if you coast most of the way to Mars. If you could go with say
a nuclear powered ship under constant acceleration the trip would be
much shorter and these effects would not occur so much. More expensive,
a lot of reaction mass carried along.

- samantha

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