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Why are Astronauts able to float around

Here's the theme for this page: Why are astronauts in the Space Shuttle and International Space Station weightless?

Why is it that they are able to float around, with no apparent gravity pulling them down?

Note: It is a scientific fact that the pull of gravity gets weaker the higher you get.

So, the question is:

Are astronauts able to float around because they are so high up, where gravity is so weak?

What do you think? Does weak gravity allow the astronauts to float around?

Yes..that's it.

No.