nullgrav n.

= null-g n.

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

  • 1957 T. Sturgeon Pod in Barrier in Galaxy Science Fiction Sept. 13/1 Theodore Sturgeon bibliography

    We'd taken off with a null-grav tug and slipped into second-order matrix within six hoursโ€”all very fast and painless, thanks to the Luanae.

  • 1991 M. Weiss King's Test iii.ii. 259

    She might as well try to penetrate null-grav fused steel.

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

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


Research requirements

antedating 1956

Earliest cite

Robert A. Heinlein, 'The Door into Summer'

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".

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