- I'm curious about whether NASA not using artificial gravity in manned space travel is to maintain funding for zero gravity research.
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Hi! I'm curious what your take on this is. I'm taking an introduction to U.S. Government course and my professor was discussing the inefficiencies of the public sector; the discussion on politics isn't relevant here but he did make an interesting point about space travel. He argued that the reason for NASA not using artificial gravity (in the form a rotating spacecraft) for manned space travel was because those researching the effects of zero gravity want to ensure their job and funding for their work. Does this seem accurate to you? Are there other reasons you can think for it? I know essentially nothing about space travel and I would be curious on your views about this.