Apparent Weightlessness

In an orbiting space station, where the gravitational acceleration is exactly equal to the centripetal acceleration, apparent g drops to zero.

Actually, it does not have to be centripetal acceleration. As long as we free fall together with our (also free falling) vehicle, we become weightless.

As long as the plane accelerates at g downward, you experience zero g.

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