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published by the NASA Glenn Research Center
This NASA website dispels the myth that there is no gravity in an orbiting spacecraft.  It includes the classic diagram of a cannon fired from a mountaintop that gives a projectile various velocities and shows the various orbits that result. The site explains how a drop tower is not an "anti-gravity device."
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Motion, Forces, and Energy
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Image credit: NASA; image source; larger image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from July 1, 2011 until July 15, 2011. View the feature here!


Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2007
Use of images and text may require specific permission from the NASA Glenn Research Center.
Keywords: Microgravity, astronaut, gravity, space, weightless
Record Creator: Metadata instance created June 29, 2007 by Andrew Coughlin
Record Updated: May 07, 2008 by Lyle Barbato
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(NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, 2007), WWW Document, (http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/shuttlestation/station/microgex.html).
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What is Microgravity?, (NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, 2007), <http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/shuttlestation/station/microgex.html>.
APA Format
What is Microgravity?. (2006, March 17). Retrieved November 20, 2014, from NASA Glenn Research Center: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/shuttlestation/station/microgex.html
Chicago Format
NASA Glenn Research Center. What is Microgravity?. Cleveland: NASA Glenn Research Center, March 17, 2006. http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/shuttlestation/station/microgex.html (accessed 20 November 2014).
MLA Format
What is Microgravity?. Cleveland: NASA Glenn Research Center, 2007. 17 Mar. 2006. 20 Nov. 2014 <http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/shuttlestation/station/microgex.html>.
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