Why aren't astronauts weightless on the Moon?

Asked by  | 13th Jan, 2009, 09:31: AM

Expert Answer:

The astronaut is on the moon. So relative to the moon he is at rest. So he will feel the gravtitational pull of the moon on him.

The gravitational pull of the satellite is not sufficient to keep the astronaut down. But the gravitational pull of the moon is sufficient to pull the astronaut down , as moon has a very large mass.

Answered by  | 13th Jan, 2009, 10:01: AM

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