Question of the Week Podcast

Question of the Week episode

Sun, 23rd Oct 2011

How can we avoid the effects of zero g?

The International Space Station (c) NASA

Astronauts have to put up with living in zero gravity, so how might they go about avoiding its ill effects? Find out in this body-bending QotW. Plus, we ask if humans have whiskers.

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  • What is the minimum gravity needed to keep astronauts healthy?

    Greetings. Are there any theories regarding the minimum gravitational force required to keep astronauts healthy during a long space voyage such as a trip to Mars? Would it take a full 1 "g" or could we get away with less perhaps in a rotating crew module in a spacecraft? J...

 

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