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Re: How does inertia effect astronauts during their take off from the earth?

Date: Thu Sep 28 23:37:24 2000
Posted By: Dennis K. Van Gemert, Engineer/Scientist, Expendable Launch Systems
Area of science: Physics
ID: 968961477.Ph

Inertia is a mass's resistance to a force exerted on it; thus, the inertia 
on an astronaut in flight to orbit is not any different than if she were 
accelerating in a car.  Inertia is a function of mass, and not gravity.


Formal Definition of Inertia:,5716,43331+1+42378,00.html?

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