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gnickg

## Main Question or Discussion Point

I am no science or physics major but this is my first quiz. I have this problem:

How much force must be applied to accelerate a 10,000-kg space shuttle to counter the earth's gravitational acceleration of 9.8 meters per second square?

I took 9.8m/s^2 * 10,000 for 98,000 newtons.

Is that correct?

Your help is much appreciated!

gnickg

How much force must be applied to accelerate a 10,000-kg space shuttle to counter the earth's gravitational acceleration of 9.8 meters per second square?

I took 9.8m/s^2 * 10,000 for 98,000 newtons.

Is that correct?

Your help is much appreciated!

gnickg