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Why do astronauts in space experience less gravitational force than they do on earth?

The force of gravity follows what physicists call the inverse square law. Meaning that the gravitational field of the Earth will get weaker the further you move away from the Earth. This works in the same way for any body with mass. Thus, if the gravitational field gets weaker with distance away from the Earth then the gravitational force experienced will also get smaller.

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