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Re: AO40: status



Yes indeed you are correct.   The "Brownian
motion" of the air molecules, exerting pressure
on Mr. Fly assures us of that.

Bob

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To: <karn@ka9q.net>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2001 6:08 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] 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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