a state, amount, or value of something (as gravity or atmospheric pressure) that is typical of what is found on Earth
Like the Patrol cruisers, the lifeless, defenseless ship careened on through space, her acceleration dropping immediately to Earth normal as automatic machines took up the unconscious pilot’s duties.
Somewhere gravity plates continued to function in this ancient wreck, for he had weight here—perhaps one third Earth-normal.
Donovan made the jump with a grunt. Gravity was considerably below Earth-normal, but with a heavy suit, the advantage was not too great.
The gravitic machinery kept the gravity at Earth normal.
Ernest Lytte fought the cumulative pull of space madness with ever-increasing doses of drugs, and Jeff Carney struggled along with alcohol and forbidden carousing on humanoid planets enroute. But until now the third member of the Avalon had kept his balance near Earth Normal with his work and the several hundred spools of teleview adventure recordings that had been brought along.
The interior of a Heechee tunnel that has remained inviolate is at a pressure only slightly above Earth-normal.
Gravity: Earth normal. Atmosphere, solar flux, and temperature: all Earth normal.
A display inside his helmet revealed that the exterior atmospheric pressure was 250 torr, about one-third Earth normal.
I realized I was in my own bedroom, and that my house had been sealed and the environment controls set to Earth-normal.
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