[amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT-NA totally metric?

Reicher, James JReicher at hrblock.com
Mon Jan 22 08:03:27 PST 2007

The REALLY important question:
Does a woman who lies about her weight suffer from mass delusion?

73 de N8AU, Jim in Raymore, MO
Light travels faster than sound...  This is why some people appear
bright until you hear them speak.

Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 17:43:55 +1100
From: Tony Langdon <vk3jed at gmail.com>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT-NA totally metric? and now almost
	totally off topic.
To: zl2cia at amsat.org, AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
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At 03:38 PM 1/22/2007, Sil - ZL2CIA wrote:

>Are you really weightless in space? Surely you're just in free fall. 
>When the  term "weightless" is used to describe the condition 
>astronauts experience, this is surely a literary term, rather than a 
>scientific one.

As it turns out, the answer is "yes" or "no".  It depends on your 
frame of reference and the definition you use.  Using the definition 
that weight is the force exerted by gravity, then one would presume 
at a point near the Earth - Moon L1 point, you would be very nearly 
weightless (there would be some unbalanced gravitational influence of 
the Sun most of the time, but you could move around and null that out

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