Appernently I have heard that the gravity or 'space curvature' in space shuttle orbit is only 1% less than that on the Earth surface. Also an astronaut outside the space shuttle in freefall would have no sensation of gravity pulling them back to earth but would slowly return via there angular velocity and gravity attraction. My question is this: If the gravity in space shuttle orbit is only 1% of the Earth surface, if it was possible to construct a structure that could extend from the surface into space shuttle orbit, and ancor the shuttle to it, would you experience 1g of force on your body inside the shuttle or would the angular momentum of the shuttle so far away exert some other force???? or would you still be relatively weightless?????