True or False: The space shuttle Atlantis follows an essentially circular obrit for most of it's operational time on a mission. While in orbit, the gravity of the earth does not do any work on the shuttle because the shuttle is not accelerating.
The Attempt at a Solution
I think this would be false. My answer is that the gravity on earth does not do any work because the shuttle is moving in a different direction than the force, and it doesn't matter that the shuttle is not accelerating. To have work, the direction moved must be in the same direction as the force. Is this correct?