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Microgravity? No great shakes

What's the big deal? From "NASA uses airplanes to create microgravity for short periods of time. The airplane does this by flying in up-and-down parabolas. At the top of the parabola, people and objects inside the airplane are in free fall for about 20-30 seconds at a time. For the same reasons, a person can even experience free fall very briefly going over a large hill, like on a roller coaster."

Posted: 10/13/2021 at 3:58PM


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Current Thread:
Microgravity? No great shakes -- LaneRat 10/13/2021 3:58PM
  Pffft, I've been in free-fall for 20 years ** -- `lag 10/14/2021 09:43AM
  I've done that many times. -- EDGEMAN 10/13/2021 6:08PM
  The Vomit Comet ** -- JoesterVT 10/13/2021 5:17PM
  I do it in my car. ** -- Stork 10/13/2021 4:09PM
  That's how they filmed Apollo 13 ** -- HokieDan95 10/13/2021 4:02PM

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