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How far do you need to go up into space without gravity pulling down on you?


The farther you go from the Earth the weaker gravity's pull will be on you. However, it never completely disappears. For example, the moon orbits the Earth more slowly than the International Space Station because the Earth's gravity does not pull on the moon as strongly as it pulls the ISS. If you went even farther away you would orbit even more slowly than the moon! The reason the moon or the ISS is not pulled down to Earth is because they are in a constant orbit where their momentum to go forward is equal to the force of gravity

Categories: Gravity & Air