# Exploring Space

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Why do astronauts appear to float when they aboard the ISS station and experience 90% of earth's gravitational pull?

Is it because of the freefall?

• Exploring Space -

Sort of, the astronauts and the ISS station are both falling (accelerating) toward Earth equal to the gravitational acceleration at the orbit height.

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