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You’ve been selected to join the crew of  an upcoming mission to the Moon.  Discuss any changes that will occur as  you make the voyage in terms of mass, acceleration due to gravity, and  weight. Feel free to embellish your account of values but you will need  to look up the accelerations due to gravity on Earth (surface) and the  Moon (surface) to support your account.  

On this voyage there will be a change in  my weight, my weight will decrease because of the moon’s gravity being  16.6% relative to earth’s gravity. Even though my weight changes, my  mass will remain the same. 

The acceleration of gravity on earth is 9.8m/s2




The acceleration of gravity on the moon is 1.625m/s2




My weight on earth is 176lbs, my weight on the moon is 29.04lbs. 

To find my weight I used the following equation 

Weight = Mass x moons gravity 




Mass- a measure of how much matter an object contains. 

Weight- a measure of the force of gravity on an object. 

Formula for weight  


Acceleration due to Gravity- the acceleration for any object moving under the sole influence of gravity 

Formula for acceleration due to gravity 



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