December 1961
New Yorker;12/23/1961, Vol. 37 Issue 45, p17
The article presents information on weightlessness, a phenomenon induced by the absence of gravity, which is a condition that scientists concerned with bio-astronautics call zero-G. A number of machines and techniques have been developed by aeromedical scientists that would produce the zero-G condition or state of weightlessness like elevators and drop towers.


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