# science

posted by .

Suppose you are an astronaut making a spacewalk outside the space shuttle. In your excitement about your walk,you use up all the gas in your reaction jet. How do you get back to the shuttle

• science -

Use Newton's 3 law:
You can get back to your station if you throw your reaction jet away

## Similar Questions

1. ### Physical science question 2

I am definitely lost on this problem. Can someone help me out?
2. ### Physics (been trying all day)

A 62.6 kg astronaut is on a space walk when the tether line to the shuttle breaks. The astronaut is able to throw a 11.0 kg oxygen tank in a direction away from the shuttle with a speed of 13.3 m/s, propelling the astronaut back to …
3. ### Physics

An astronaut is taking a space walk near the shuttle when her safety tether breaks. What should the astronaut do to get back to the shuttle?
4. ### physics

A 94- astronaut and a 1200- satellite are at rest relative to the space shuttle. The astronaut pushes on the satellite, giving it a speed of 0.25 directly away from the shuttle. Seven-and-a-half seconds later the astronaut comes into …
5. ### science

suppose you are an astronaut making a space walk outside your space station when your jet pack runs out of fuel. How can you use your EMPTY jet pack to get you back to the station?
6. ### physics

A 61.3 kg astronaut is on a space walk when the tether line to the shuttle breaks. The astronaut is able to throw a 11.0 kg oxygen tank in a direction away from the shuttle with a speed of 10.6 m/s, propelling the astronaut back to …
7. ### Physical science

An astronaut on a space walk bumps the shuttle and starts moving away at a velocity of 0.02m/s. The astronaut's mass is 100kg. He takes a 1kg "safety weight" and shoves it away in exactly the direction of his motion at a speed of 6m/s. …
8. ### Physics

A(n) 57.3 kg astronaut becomes separated from the shuttle, while on a space walk. She finds herself 54.3 m away from the shuttle and moving with zero speed relative to the shuttle. She has a(n) 0.697 kg camera in her hand and decides …
9. ### Physics

A 64.3 kg astronaut is on a space walk when the tether line to the shuttle breaks. The astronaut is able to throw a 10.0 kg oxygen tank in a direction away from the shuttle with a speed of 11.9 m/s, propelling the astronaut back to …
10. ### Physical science

An astronaut on a space walk bumps the shuttle and starts moving away at a velocity of 0.02m/s. The astronaut's mass is 100kg. He takes a 1kg "safety weight" and shoves it away in exactly the direction of his motion at a speed of 6m/s. …

More Similar Questions