[amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT-NA totally metric?
JReicher at hrblock.com
Mon Jan 22 08:03:27 PST 2007
The REALLY important question:
Does a woman who lies about her weight suffer from mass delusion?
73 de N8AU, Jim in Raymore, MO
Light travels faster than sound... This is why some people appear
bright until you hear them speak.
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 17:43:55 +1100
From: Tony Langdon <vk3jed at gmail.com>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT-NA totally metric? and now almost
totally off topic.
To: zl2cia at amsat.org, AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
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At 03:38 PM 1/22/2007, Sil - ZL2CIA wrote:
>Are you really weightless in space? Surely you're just in free fall.
>When the term "weightless" is used to describe the condition
>astronauts experience, this is surely a literary term, rather than a
As it turns out, the answer is "yes" or "no". It depends on your
frame of reference and the definition you use. Using the definition
that weight is the force exerted by gravity, then one would presume
at a point near the Earth - Moon L1 point, you would be very nearly
weightless (there would be some unbalanced gravitational influence of
the Sun most of the time, but you could move around and null that out
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