Doubt in a scene from the movie "Gravity" In the movie gravity, there is a scene where Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) detaches herself from the broken but moving arm of space shuttle (till 0:45 in the following link): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= As soon as she does, she spins so fast because of her inertia and movies far away from her place. But just in few minutes, she comes to a halt. In space, where there is no friction, air resistance and no obstacles (until met), shouldn't she keep spinning forever? Or at least for years (assuming some loss because of low gravity from different planets / satellites / asteroids? Thanks.