Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 10 - Think and Explain: 72

Answer

It could be dropped vertically by launching it straight backward at the same speed at which the shuttle is traveling (this is too fast for an astronaut to do by hand). The object's tangential speed relative to Earth is zero. It would fall vertically downward.
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