posted on Oct, 10 2007 @ 01:22 PM
reply to post by RWPBR
to add to that ...
constant velocity exerts no G-force ... acceleration (positive or negative) is the G-force ... the force of gravity is our acceleration towards the
center of the planet at 9.86 m/s/s.
Pilots can handle quite a few Gs for a certain amount of time, so, as long as the ship is designed not to exceed the human's limits with specialized
gear to increase those limits, that is all that matters. Once they reach speed, there is no longer a force (other than gravity itself). The
specialized gear I speak of is suits designed to squeeze on the extremities to help keep blood going to the head, as well as the pilots themselves
squeezing the muscles ... I remember this quite some time ago on a special. They talked about maneuvers in jets and dogfighting. Interesting stuff.
I believe oxygen helps too
Correct me if that show was wrong, please.