Glossary of Space Exploration Terminology

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Artificial Gravity
Artificial gravity
Use of centrifugal force to simulate weight reaction in a condition of free-fall. May be achieved by spinning the vehicle to make the centrifugal force of the outer periphery or bodies within the vehicle to replace the weight reaction experienced at Earth's surface.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Rocketry & Space Technology

Glossary courtesy of Robert Braeunig's
Rocketry & Space Technology website.