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Re: What efeicts do gravity have on astronauts as they are leaving the atmosphe

Date: Tue Sep 19 21:59:36 2000
Posted By: Dennis K. Van Gemert, Engineer/Scientist, Expendable Launch Systems
Area of science: Physics
ID: 968961778.Ph

Gravity has the same effect on an astronaut leaving the atmosphere as it 
does an astronaut standing on the Earth.  Once an astronaut enters orbit, 
however, they experiance microgravity.  This is because they are falling 
around the Earth at a continous rate.  The G's an astronaut experiances 
during launch are due to the launch vehicle's (rocket's) acceleration.

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