ADAM NORTON
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Mars Gravity Simulator
2011
Performance Space, Sydney

Mars Gravity Simulator is a fully functioning experiment adapted from the design of Apollo- era lunar gravity simulators, but made for Martian conditions. It can be used to assess maneuverability of Astronauts at a gravity approximately 40% Earth gravity, as well as to study gait changes for those conditions. Lunar locomotion styles from the Apollo landings were tested for speed and efficiency as well as to establish a figure for the approximate change in the walk/run transition speed at Mars gravity.

Mars Gravity Simulator was commissioned for the exhibition ʻAwfully Wonderful: Science Fiction in Contemporary Artʼ, 15th April - 14th May, 2011, Performance Space, Sydney.