Hans Moravec

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free fall n. 1981 R. L. Forward & H.P. Moravec High Wire Act in Omni July 45 Those moments of free fall before the cable catches you for the real trip to space are nerve-racking.
gravitied adj. 2 1979 H. Moravec Today’s Computers, Intelligent Machines and Our Future in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact Feb. 77/2 A machine can be designed to live in free space and love it, drinking in unattenuated sunlight and tolerating hard radiation. And instead of expensive pressurized, gravitied, decorated human colonies, the machines could be put to work converting lunar material into orbiting automatic factories.
skyhook n. 4 1981 R. L. Forward & H. P. Moravec High Wire Act in O. Davis Omni Book of Space 74 We might erect a skyhook, a cable into space.