Originally posted by sonhouseabout 12g
So its 100 years from now, Fedex has a space division, rockets can go for hours at many g's and there is an emergency on the moon, they have to get this medicine to the moon in one hour or 50 people die from a horrible lunar virus.
So if you can accelerate at some steady g force, then half way turn around and decel the rest of the way to be at the moon ...[text shortened]... how many g's of constant acceleration to get that medicine to the moon in one hour does it take?
Originally posted by wolfgang59I got about 12.25, you were pretty close. I was wondering if we ever develop propulsion that powerful how much long term acceleration could a person take?
(that's using my left hand and the back of an envelope)
basically you need to know the acceleration needed to get half way (200,000 km) in 30 mins
my estimate is surprisingly low ...
Originally posted by talzamirNah, they would just use a heated 3D printer already there....
From livescience.com, "What Are the Limits of Human Survival":
"According to a recent article in Popular Science, 14 Gs of lateral acceleration can tear your organs loose from one another."
"...suggest we can slow down at a rate of 45 Gs, or the equivalent of the gravity of 45 Earths, and still live to talk about it."
So who knows, maybe ...[text shortened]... will one day be pizza on the moon within 30 minutes of order so the pizza won't be cold or free.