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aporetic_r
2005-Oct-14, 12:29 PM
Here is the link to the article:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4340102.stm

The potentially offending passage is this:
"Shenzhou VI, which has two astronauts on board, is in a low enough orbit to be affected by the Earth's gravitational pull."

Aren't all orbits affected by the gravitational pull of the objects being orbited (the orbitee?)?

Aporetic

Fram
2005-Oct-14, 12:51 PM
Toseeked (http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php?t=33665) in this very forum, and as mentioned in that thread, already discussed before that elsewhere.

aporetic_r
2005-Oct-14, 04:30 PM
Well, I guess I didn't do much research before I posted, did I?

Wolverine
2005-Oct-14, 11:30 PM
Locked in light of the ToSeekage.