If you had a Java-enabled (4.x or better) browser you'd see a rotating space settlement here.
 

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About RingWorld

This is a simulation of a rotating space settlement without gravity. The only forces influencing the objects in it are the rotation of the ring. The black squares are buildings up to six storys tall (20m on each side.) The balls are artificially large (the size of hot-air balloons) so they can be grabbed. Objects in free fall travel in a straight line, even if it does not appear that way. Press "Jump" and see for yourself.
r = radius of the RingWorld (meters)
g = apparent gravity at the surface of the ring
v = velocity of ring at the surface (meters/second)
t = period of rotation (seconds)

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Web work by David Whitney, concept by Al Globus.

Curator: Al Globus
NASA Responsible Official: Dr. Ruth Globus
If you find any errors on this page contact Al Globus.
Space Settlement hompage

This mirror of the NASA Ames Research Center Space Settlement web site is provided by:

National Space Society