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Really Novel Way to Look at Weightlessness

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DoctorJeff

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Thought I'd write up a different approach to the concept of weightlessness, and in a fun way. It's about a bathroom scale, a 210 mile high mountain and a space shuttle. Take a look at the post below at Blog on the Universe and let me know what you think!

http://bit.ly/MZO8X

Jeff Goldstein, Center Director
National Center for Earth and Space Science Education
 
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Jimmyboy

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Hi doctor jeff,
dont know if it is out of coincidence but i started a thread on this subject 'micro gravity in earth orbit'
I think someone worked out that you would weigh approx 11% less in earth orbit, so you would weigh 68kg on surface and 60.52kg in orbit approx with shuttle flying pass you!!!
 
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SpeedFreek

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Or should we say you weigh around 10% less at the top of the mountain, but you see the occupants of the space-shuttle are weightless, as the shuttle falls past you.
 
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