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Re: AO40: status



In a message dated 1/7/01 1:30:57 PM Eastern Standard Time, karn@ka9q.net 
writes:

<< The only time the fly doesn't add to the weight
 of the plane is when it stops flapping its wings and falls
 ballistically. >>  
 
This is wrong too...and would only be correct if a perfect vacuum existed in 
the cockpit.  Mr. Fly is still part of the overall mass of this vehicle. Mass 
is what is in question when talking spacecraft talk.
  
73, Steve
K5PK
  
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