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  • question_answer A person sitting on a chair in a satellite feels weightless because

    A)  the earth does not attract the objects in a satellite

    B)  the normal force by the chair on the person balances the earth's attraction

    C)  the normal force is zero  

    D)  the person in satellite is not accelerated

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

     The weightlessness inside a satellite is due to the fact that the surface does not exert any force on the body and hence its apparent weight is zero.

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