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#185:Spin Cycle

Season:  1
Number:  185
Wave:  1
Color:  purple
Suit:  pixel suit
Corner:  top left corner
Card's Points:  47
Card Group's Points:  188
Reverse:  map reverse
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this is an excerpt from mission to mars, one of perplex city's best selling novels.

chaper 15, page 350

"But isnt it true that travel in space, especially or long periods is extremly unhealthy? Bone loss, muscle loss, problems with the immune system" rattled off the reporter.

"Not to mention heart problems, balance disorders and anaemia," interjected harris quickly, sighing, "space travel is extreamly unhealthy, yes. Weightless space travel that is. We intend to use artificial gravity to eliminate all of those problems."

"Ah, you mean spinning up the ship" replied the reporter with an exceptionally crafty and self satisfied look on his face. "Surely you'd need a very large and expensive spacecraft to reduce the rotation speed and keep coriolis forces down?"

Harris smiled. Clearly this reporter wasnt as ignorant as she'd first thought. "No, we're using a tether system. We're spinning up to mars gavity after our initial burn, with a tether radius of *Blanked Out* metres and two rotations per minute. Again problem solved"


What's the effective radius of the tether?

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PXCCC 2.0 2007-03-05 22:48:04 PST