After reading the question: Is artificial gravity feasible in manned long-term space exploration?, I am having a hard time imagining what experiencing the "continuous acceleration" method of gravity generation would be like.
First, what direction on the ship would the gravity be generated in?
Imagine the following spaceship travelling from left to right: UP BACK #>-----O> FRONT DOWN DOWN: (earth like) as depicted in most movies, like driving a car BACK: (makes most logical sense to me) like spinning a bucket of water or getting pulled back in a car from accelerating quickly UP: like walking on the ceiling FRONT: opposite of back
Second, how long would you get the artificial gravity, and would it mess up half way through the flight?
This answer on that question states that you would travel at 1g until you reach the halfway point, then you turn retrograde and de-accelerate for the rest of the trip.
So would you have 1g throughout the entire trip? Including the retrograde phase?
In the retrograde phase, would the gravity be reversed? Causing you to have to walk on the ceiling for the remainder of the trip?
My assumption is that future spaceships that travel in this manner would essentially be an RV, standing on it's nose on the back of a truck. The truck would be travelling so fast that you would be able to stand upright in the RV. Then for the last part of the journey (retrograde), you would stand on the ceiling for a while until slowly loosing gravity (and while changing to retrograde you would be in zero g breifly).
As you can see I am having a little trouble flying on one of these spaceships in my head. Can anyone help?