
Microgravity Research At AUKBC
Sir Isaac Newton defined gravity mathematically when he formulated his law of universal gravitation, which says that the force of gravity between two objects (F) equals the mass of one object multiplied by the mass of the second object multiplied by the Gravitational constant (G), all divided by the square of the distance between the two objects. This means that gravity is strongest between two very large objects, and gets much weaker as these objects get further apart. There is no way to eliminate the force of gravity. However, we may randomize motion in such a way that accelerations due to forces cancel each other to minimize the effects of gravity. Hypogravity is experienced during high altitude and spaceflights. Hypogravity affects cardiovascular functions in space travelers. Our research focus is to understand the space effects on vascular health.
