Apparent Weight in Space

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Homework Statement


What is the apparent weight of a 75 kg astronaut 2500 km from the center of the Moon in a space vehicle (a) moving at constant velocity and (b) accelerating towards the moon at 2.3 m/s^2. State direction in each case.


Homework Equations



F=Gm1m2/r^2 and F=mg


The Attempt at a Solution



I solved part a and figure it out. Setting up b is what's giving me troubles. Should this be set up like an elevator/weightless problem or what? I'm uber confused.
 

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Disregard.. Figured it out.
 

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