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We must remember that there is no spoon gravity here and that as soon as our astronaut is no longer in contact with the floor they must have an essentially straight line trajectory. Below is a simulation in an inertial frame moving towards Jupiter along with Discovery 1. Let's assume that the astronaut is initiall standing and has a tangential velocity equal ...


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On a sufficiently large spin ship the result would be indistinguishable from normal gravity, at least to human perception. The idea behind a spin ship is simple: instead of gravity constantly pulling your body downward towards the ground as would happen on a planet, the ship rotates such that the floor is being constantly pulled "upward" towards ...


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Combining a couple comments into an answer -- community wiki as none of this is my contribution. Per user OrganicMarble, who worked in training for the shuttle: The words 'ionosphere' or 'charging' don't appear in the Shuttle Crew Training Catalog. The phrase 'space weather' appears once, in the description of a class the crew got on the Tissue Equivalent ...


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Look at this image, the sparks move away tangentially from the grinding wheel. This movement is valid for the spin ship too, as long as it is possible inside the spinning ship. The jumping astronaut will move in tangential direction until he hits the floor again. I assume the circumference speed of the ship is much faster than the running speed of the ...


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