A4_14 Artificial gravity of Interstellar

Alex Blewitt, Peter Millington-Hotze, Elsa Monget, Josh Finn, Joshua Ford


In this paper, we discuss the concept of generating an “artificial gravity” by rotating a ring in outer space, a similar method to that seen in the film Interstellar. We found that due to a constant rotation rate, there will be a difference in acceleration at different regions of the spacecraft. The difference of acceleration between the head and the feet is 5% which is marginal at the outer ring of the spacecraft. However, there may be motion sickness as well as health affects due to a long term flight.

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