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Weightlessness.. What it really means..

Weightlessness.. What it really means.. It means you are in freefall so you have no support force. The people in ISS ( International Space Station) are free falling around the earth. Since they are traveling at the same velocity as the ship they are "falling" together. This gives you the effect of weightlessness. Although in reality you and the ship both have weight. 
Common Misconceptions:You only experience weightlessness in space.  There is no air therefore weightlessness happens.

Once you leave Earth you become weightless.
       This misconception is incorrect because If an astronaut was standing on the moon he/she still has weight, it is roughly 1/6th that on the surface of earth, because the acceleration due to gravity is 1/6th that on earth.

The normal force is what helps you interpret your weight if you're feeling heavier or seemingly weightless.
You can feel weightless as you are standing in an elevator during free fall. Therefore if you are going up then you f…
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Professor Fragile

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