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You are only "weightless" because the molecules that make up your mass have nothing to react against
Quote from: Geezer on 23/12/2010 01:46:11You are only "weightless" because the molecules that make up your mass have nothing to react againstIn "Earth Orbit", your are falling towards the earth at the same rate as the earth's gravitational pull (Centripetal acceleration due to gravity along with forward momentum). It would be no different than having an endless elevator that falls at 1G.NASA is able to simulate a Zero-G (or if they wish a low-G) environment using their "Vomit Comet".http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vomit_CometEssentially it is/was an airplane that would decrease its upward acceleration, and tip downwards to give the sensation of about 20 seconds of Zero-G.Earth is also essentially experiencing a Zero-G freefall towards the sun.All our space probes such as Voyager and Pioneer are also decelerating towards the sun at a rate that would make them seem to experience Zero-G on the space probe.I suppose that is what you're saying.If you could stop "dead in space" and burn rockets to maintain your position. Then you would feel a positive gravity pull, unless you happened to be stopped in a Lagrange point.