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Originally posted by watch_the_rocks
There is currently a competition on here at ATS, where people have to design a mission to Mars. What until those submissions are put in, and see what people have to offer. I think you'll find that you are not the first to think of this problem!
Originally posted by WheelsRCool
Hey, I remember reading a while back in Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: A Space Oddysey book I think about how the living quarters of the spaceship constantly rotated at a high speed and was shaped like a cement mixer; this way, the forces generated from the rotation simulated gravity. Anyhow, I think that the flaw with this is that the rest of the ship would have to turn in the opposite direction, one of Newton's laws (I forget which one), the one about for every action there is an equal but opposite reaction. Basically, why a helicopter needs a tailrotor. So to counter this, couldn't a secondary living quarters just be put onto this ship to spin in the opposite direction to keep the ship steady and leveled? It could have like a superstructure with two spinning living quarters for travel through space.