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    The International Space Station (ISS) orbits Earth about 400 km above the surface of Earth (NASA.gov). Using the concepts of circular motion and gravitational forces learned in this module; explain the following in your own words:

    Why does the space station not fall down?
    Why do the astronauts float inside the space station?

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    Why does the space station not fall down?

    Answer: Actually the space station continuously falls towards the Earth. But, at the same ...

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    Described why space station not falls down on the Earth and why astronauts can float in space station.