"I love that computer science has made mathematics into something like an experimental science. I was never all that good at proving things, but I love doing computer experiments."
This mention narrowly misses first - I think that Ray Cummings might have edged him out with Brigands of the Moon published March of 1930; see artificial gravity.
See the entry for city of space (from The Prince of Space, by Jack Williamson, 1931) for a discussion of centrifugal force-provided "gravity" for space stations in the The Problem of Space Travel - The Rocket Motor, written by Herman Potočnik in 1928.
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