Hi, my knowledge on physics is very rudimentary but I have been googling. So, I wanted to ask is there a way for a spaceship to be absolutely still in space? I thought about having an eye-shaped spacecraft and thrusters on all sides (360 degree), but if they're all on at once the force would probably destroy the spaceship? I'm still a bit confused about Newton's first law. I understand that the velocity is supposed to remain constant unless acted upon by an external force. Does that mean once you accelerate, you can turn off the engines and you'll forever be moving, but will you be moving at the same rate unless you go near some sort of external force like a magnetic field? Or regardless of encountering an external force, will a spacecraft eventually slow down? Also, why don't objects stay still in space? There is no external force but objects drift? Sorry if I seem like a total idiot. I barely did any science in high school. All this stuff comes up after reading a sci-fi book and I can't stop thinking about what-ifs. Thanks everyone! Much appreciated. P.S. I did try to google how an object can stay still. But all I could find was satellites and using lagrange's points. Not really what I was after.