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"I received a nice letter the other day from the Dalai Lama. He had read 'The Nine Billion Names of God'. It is about a computer at a Tibetan monastery."
- Arthur C. Clarke

Zero-Gravity  
  A state in which gravity is effectively absent or cancelled out.  

Space travel is solved. Starting at the zero-gravity of Earth's core, accumulative acceleration is easily built up in a four-thousand-mile tube. The ships reach Earth's surface where gravitation is strongest with an appreciable velocity that makes the take-off a simple process of continuation.
Technovelgy from If Science Reached the Earth's Core, by John R. Binder.
Published by Thrilling Wonder Stories in 1938
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This term appeared first in this work, which is an illustrated essay rather than a story.

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