What is the Multi-generational Effect of Partial Gravity ?

There was a presentation of the Space Studies Institute G-lab (Gravity Lab) which is proposal to look at 10 generations of animals at a range of partial gravity conditions.

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.

SOURCES – Space Studies Institute with some live coverage at Space Access 2019
Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com

4 thoughts on “What is the Multi-generational Effect of Partial Gravity ?”

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  2. Just build a moon base.

    I’m tired of seeing PPTs from the department of “slowing things down to NASA time”.

  3. After a year the effect of microgravity is actually pretty dreadful at least upon returning to earth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTNP01Sg-Ss&t=93s

    You can strengthen muscles somewhat. But your arteries and heart get weak and your body starts dumping calcium. The calcium ends up in your organs creating a lot of damage. Vision can also be damaged as eye shape changes.

    Best artificial gravity video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3D7QlMVa5s&t=
    I suspect the full gravity is to control for radiation and other factors. Sometimes you need these silly looking controls to do solid science. Also 1 G spinning is not precisely like regular gravity when you are moving around. You get Coriolis forces and such.

  4. I see: Requires more than my proposed single launch, because they want 1 g living quarters, too.

    They don’t want to do testing on people, just animals?

    This seems incredibly wasteful: We already have people spending extended periods at zero G, and know that it isn’t acutely harmful. Partial gravity could hardly be worse than zero. And we’ll learn basically nothing from full gravity.

    Why not have the researchers share the partial gravity areas for habitation, and get additional data? What purpose does the 1 G habitat actually serve?

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