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Space experiment

  1. Dec 28, 2011 #1
    If in space when a man is weightless if he pushes himself will he move?
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  3. Dec 28, 2011 #2


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    No. If he, for example, pushes with his hands on his chest, his chest pushes back on his hands. Those cancel and there is no net force on him.
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