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NASA Microgravity in Space

Perhaps this website poses a most significant question. What is microgravity and why is it important? In orbital spacecraft, like the International Space Station, some of the effects of gravity are reduced. This state creates a near weightless environment known as microgravity. This environment is a result of being in orbit, which is a state of continuous free fall around Earth. Free fall occurs when an object falls toward Earth. The...

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