1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A spaceship is accelerating upwards with an acceleration of 0.50g. It's mass is 2.0 x 10⁶ kg. What is the upward force this object is exerting? 2. Relevant equations Fnet = ma Fnet = Sum of all forces. 3. The attempt at a solution A = 4.9 m/s² [up] g = 9.8 m/s² [down] m = 2.0*10⁶ kg. I plugged it into the Fnet = ma. So: Fnet = (2.0*10⁶ kg)(4.9 m/s² [up]) = 9800000 N [up] Then, I found the force of gravity acting on the object... It just would be 2(9800000 N) because the acceleration I just used was half that of gravity. The force of gravity acting on the object would be 19600000 N [down]. So: Fnet = Fup + Fg 9800000 N = Fup +(-19600000 N) 9800000 N = Fup - 19600000 N Fup = 9800000 N + 19600000 N = 29400000 N [up] = 2.9 * 10⁷ N [up] Can anyone let me know if I did this correctly or if I am totally off? Thanks.