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?

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  • marty
    Lv 7
    11 months ago
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    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.

  • Anonymous
    11 months ago

    free fall

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  • Kevin7
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    It could happen in weak gravity also

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  • 11 months ago

    That is buoyancy

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  • NONAME
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    there is no such thing as no gravity ...but its called falling at the same speed as the aircraft

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  • 11 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.

    • Andrew Smith
      Lv 7
      11 months agoReport

      Floating can be interpreted as a state where no one part of the body needs a normal reaction to support it. Or as a condition where no energy is required to raise or lower it. Both of these would apply to an astronaut also.

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  • 11 months ago

    weightless

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  • Bill
    Lv 6
    11 months ago

    Zero gravity is a common term

  • 11 months ago

    you can float in a pool of water, and there is plenty of gravity.

    microgravity is one term that is used.

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