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Originally posted by Fester1882
Weightlessness is another problems currently in the working. Everything from compression suites to inertia spheres have been brought up as solutions but I don't think those will make it far. I remember reading somewhere that propelling the space craft to produce 1g (Earths Gravity) would not only eliminate this problem but reach are destinations at unprecedented times. Even getting to Mars would exponentially quicker while traveling at those speeds. I will look for the source info and post back..
EDIT: Here's a tidbit but its Yahoo Answers (so source considered) but it offers a good explanation.. now to find the wiki article...
Yahoo Anwers - What is the equivelent of 1G in miles per hour?edit on 16-5-2011 by Fester1882 because: (no reason given)
Interplanetary Travel Mankind is close to employing constant acceleration technologies to journeys around the solar system. One example of this is the VASIMR propulsion system currently being developed by NASA and former astronaut Franklin Chang-Diaz. The current implementations have high fuel efficiencies but feeble thrust. But when drives can deliver constant accelerations in the .1G to .5G range, journeys between planets will take days not years.