Artificial gravity platform

Artificial gravity platform

T612/0201 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 24.5MB

Downloadable file size: 1.6MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


This image is part of the feature Spinning Gravity Bed

Credit: VOLKER STEGER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Artificial gravity platform. Time exposure image of a test subject on a spinning artificial gravity platform. The platform generates a 1-G force at the feet of a 1.7-metre-tall person, whose head is at the centre of rotation. This is equivalent to the gravitational force on earth. It is being developed as a way of preventing the space deconditioning caused by prolonged weightlessness, which affects personnel on long spaceflights. Deconditioning results in muscular wasting and bone demineralization. Regular use of the platform in space may combat these problems. The platform is being developed in the Man-Vehicle Laboratory at MIT, USA.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: aerospace, aircraft, america, american, artificial gravity, astronautics, aviation, bed, centrifugal, centrifuge, engineering, force, g-force, generating, gravitational, male, man, man-vehicle laboratory, massachusetts institute of, mit, personal centrifuge, platform, prototype, research, rotating, rotation, simulating, simulator, space deconditioning, spaceflight, spin, spinning, technology, test, testing, time exposure, transport, transportation, treatment, united states, us, usa, weightlessness

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.