zero gravity


Definition of zero gravity

: the state or condition of lacking apparent gravitational pull : weightlessness

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experiments conducted in zero gravity
Recent Examples on the Web But diet and supplements could also be key for combating the challenges of a zero gravity, according to a new study. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "An antioxidant in red wine might power astronauts on Mars, study says," 18 July 2019 An astronaut easily brushes his teeth — in zero gravity. Washington Post, "You can get free help on your tax return. Here are some options.," 18 Jan. 2020 Astronauts participated in the Microgravity Investigation of Cement Solidification project to understand how the chemistry of concrete is changed by zero gravity, down to the microscopic structures inside it. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Astronauts make concrete in space for the first time," 10 Sep. 2019 People watched the launch, the landing, the crew banter onboard in zero gravity, the mighty splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, the crew in quarantine, and then the celebratory parade in New York City. Anna Goldwater Alexander, WIRED, "The World Watched Apollo 11 Unfold—Together," 16 July 2019 Last year, a joint venture between 4 Pines Brewery and Saber Astronautics kicked off a campaign to fund its Vostock Space Beer, a low-carbonation dry Irish stout, which the team claims is perfect for consuming in zero gravity. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "Home Brewing Is Hard. Space Brewing Is Harder.," 5 Dec. 2019 The cookies are part of an experiment to see if baking is even possible in zero gravity, reports William Harwood at CBS News. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "With a ‘Zero G’ Oven, Astronauts Can Have Their Cookies, but They Can’t Eat Them Too," 5 Nov. 2019 That's if the test oven, designed to bake in zero gravity, works as planned. Theresa Waldrop, CNN, "Out of this world dessert: Cookie dough and oven headed to space station," 3 Nov. 2019 And yet the moving mother-daughter story at its core gives all the space-walk prep and zero gravity logistics a steady emotional grounding — one that builds to a powerful liftoff in the closing reel. Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Proxima': Film Review | TIFF 2019," 6 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of zero gravity

1915, in the meaning defined above

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5 Feb 2020

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“Zero gravity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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: a state or condition in which there is no gravity

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