Rotating spacestation. centrifugal force?
Posted on 2004-04-21
A popular way of describing a way to generate a sort of artificial gravity was a spacestation shaped like a wheel, which cuz of the centrifugal force when spinning will keep it's occupants pressed against the outer inner edge of the wheel. Also in Zero (or micro) gravity like in space.
imagine that before it starts spinning, everyone is just floating around. It starts spinning....what happens? I believe nothing , everything (The walls or better yet, what is supposed to be the floor) just spins by and no one is pressed against the side....
so, no artificial gravity
Or am i wrong (again...that is very possible. :) ) Does the air in the station play part in the centrifugal force bit?