Is it called "floating" when there's no gravity?
If it's not called "floating" when there's no gravity, what's it called when there's no gravity?
- martyLv 711 months agoFavorite Answer
It's still referred as floating. Astronauts float around in space because there is no gravity in space. Everyone knows that the farther you get from Earth, the less the gravitational force is.
- Anonymous11 months ago
- Kevin7Lv 711 months ago
It could happen in weak gravity also
- 11 months ago
That is buoyancy
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- NONAMELv 711 months ago
there is no such thing as no gravity ...but its called falling at the same speed as the aircraft
- oldprofLv 711 months ago
You have a point. Floating has always meant the physical state where a body is held in suspension by buoyancy force. On the ISS the astronauts are not held in suspension by the meager lift of the atm in the space station. So they are really not floating.
They are hovering above the floor of the ISS.
- GrundoonLv 711 months ago
- BillLv 611 months ago
Zero gravity is a common term
- billrussell42Lv 711 months ago
you can float in a pool of water, and there is plenty of gravity.
microgravity is one term that is used.