the state or condition in which there is no apparent force of gravity acting on a body, either because the force is locally weak, or because both the body and its surroundings are freely and equally accelerating under the force
Starting at the zero-gravity of earth’s core, accumulative acceleration is easily built up in a four-thousand-mile tube.
If Science Reached Earth’s Core in Thrilling Wonder Stories Oct. 99
Everyone has an initial terror of weightlessness when they hit zero gravity. Most can adapt to it after a while if it’s just a physical problem.
Moon of the World in Fantastic Story Winter 65/1
Bergitta really knew how to handle herself in zero gravity, with unabrupt graceful movements like a dancer in a slow-motion solly.
Podkayne of Mars in Worlds of If Jan. 68/2
A space-station assembly supervisor, accustomed to working under zero gravity, had forgotten that though he was in space he was not in orbit—and a lifetime’s experience had betrayed him.
Fountains of Paradise 169
Day after day, in zero gravity, there are mock battles.
Ender’s Game iii. 24
1994 Analog Science Fiction & Fact Jan. 187/2
About a decade ago, discussion of space-station experiments shifted terminology from ‘zero-gravity’ to ‘microgravity.’
2013 SciFiNow (#85) 54
Mission to Mars…. Brian De Palma’s punishingly dull 2000 movie gave an accurate depiction of the process of conducting repairs in zero gravity, but failed to get our pulses racing.
1938 J. Binder 'If Science Reached The Earth's Core'
Research HistoryMike Christie submitted a 1938 cite from Jack Binder's "If Science Reached The Earth's Core". Earliest cite in the OED: 1951.
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