Why do astronauts in space experience less gravitational force than they on earth?
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Why do astronauts in space experience less gravitational force than they do on earth-?
Asked in Astronomy, The Moon, Astronauts
Do astronauts in orbit around the earth experience the same gravitational force as they do on ground?
What is the force of gravity at a NASA liftoff?
Asked in Physics, The Moon, Astronauts
Why do astronauts experience less gravitational force?
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What is the relationship between Earth and gravitational force?
Asked in Astronomy, Physics, The Moon
If the moon were five times farther from the earth it would experience a gravitational force from the earth that would be?
The gravitational force is 'mutual' ... both of the bodies involved experience equal forces toward the other. In the gravitational attraction between the earth and you, the earth is attracted toward you with a force equal to your weight. If the earth and moon were five times as far apart as they are today, the force on each toward the other would decrease to (1/52) = (1/25th) = 4% of what it is today.
Asked in Astronauts, Gravity
Why do astronauts in space experience less gravitational force than they do on earth?
The strength of gravity decreases as the SQUARE of the distance between the two objects (in this case, Earth and person). That means the pull will get weaker VERY quickly as you travel further and further away from the Earth, until it dwindles to almost nothing. Astronauts in space are far enough away from the Earth (or any other massive bodies) that they feel almost no gravitational pull. That is why they 'float' around.