Could You Really Climb the Spinning Ship’s Cable in Stowaway?

Anna Kendrick’s rotating spacecraft cleverly uses cables and a counterweight to make artificial gravity. But scaling them would be harder than it looks

Some people watch science fiction shows to be entertained, and that’s fine. But you can also use them to find excellent physics problems. How about the recent Netflix movie Stowaway? It’s about a crew traveling to Mars and—guess what?—there’s an extra person aboard the ship! (I mean, that’s not really a spoiler. It’s right in the title.)

But in order to get to the fun physics, I might have to actually reveal a small spoiler later. You’ve been warned.

The coolest part of the show is the ship they

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