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In the [[Mars Direct]] architecture for a humans-to-Mars mission, the crew on their way to [[Mars]] uses their discarded upper stage as a counterweight to spin end over end. This action generates gravity for the crew and prevents them from having to spend the six-month trip in zero-gravity conditions. [[Gemini 11]] and [[Gemini 12|12]] showed that the concept was viable,<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.astronautix.com/flights/gemini11.htm |title=Gemini 11 |website=Astronautix.com |date= |accessdate=2016-02-24 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20132201141900/http://www.astronautix.com/flights/gemini11.htm |archivedate=2018-01-29 |df= }}</ref> but no gravity-related work has taken place since then using tethers.
TEMPO³ was selected as the winner of the [[Mars Project Challenge]], run by the [[Mars Society]] in 2008, to determine the group's next major project.<ref>K.C. Jones, "[http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/supercomputers/210101779 'TEMPO 3' Artificial Gravity Satellite On Mars Society's To-Do List]," ''InformationWeek,'' August 19, 2008</ref>