null-grav n.

= null-g n.

  • 1950 A. Coppel Star Tamer in Super Science Stories Nov. 49/1 page image Alfred Coppel bibliography

    Water landings were, after all, SOP in emergencies before the Nullgrav made space-piloting such a lead-pipe cinch for the yokelry.

  • 1956 R. A. Heinlein Door Into Summer in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Nov. 26/2 page image Robert A. Heinlein

    Two things impressed me most, one big, one little. The big one was NullGrav, of course. Back in 1970 I had known about the Babson Institute gravitation research but I had not expected anything to come of itโ€”and nothing had; the basic field theory on which NullGrav is based was developed at the University of Edinburgh.

  • 1976 R. Hoskins Ghosts of Earth in Odyssey Summer 23/1 page image Robert Hoskins bibliography

    In recognition of his ebbing strength, however, Curran kept his legs wrapped around the cable until they were almost into null-grav.

  • 1993 J. Mortimore & A. Lane Lucifer Rising 197

    She hadnโ€™t trained in null-grav, that much was obvious.

  • 2006 S. Kearney Ultimatum iv. 58 page image Susan Kearney bibliography

    Employing her psi to activate her null grav, she floated in a cocoon of air in her sleeping chamber.

  • 2010 S. A. Hoyt DarkShip Thieves iii. 17 page image Sarah A. Hoyt bibliography

    Lessons from childhood bobbed up in my mind. In space there's no up nor down. Which was another of those things like antigrav not making you sick to your stomach. Itโ€™s fine to say that, but clearly the scientists who thought so didnโ€™t live in my body. In space, with null-grav, with a minimal vehicle between me and the void, everything was upside down. Always.

Research requirements

antedating 1950

Earliest cite

Alfred Coppel, "Star Tamer", in Super Science Stories

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a 1956 cite from Robert A. Heinlein's "The Door into Summer".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1957 cite from John Victor Peterson's "The Gently Orbiting Blonde".
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2010 cite from Sarah A. Hoyt.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1950 cite from Alfred Coppel's "Star Tamer".

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