Manc33 wrote:Maybe it can work like that but this is all theoretical while there's no proof it's happening.
There is proof - look at the satellites we have in orbit, how did they get there?
Look at the footage of any of the berthings or docking at the ISS, watch any rocket launch.
All I need now is solid evidence these things are flying around in a 2nd law of thermodynamics violating vacuum next to gas pressure without a container - evidence (although not proof) would be something like a rocket blasting in space and speeding up, but filmed from afar (not from a camera that's right up against the rocket 1 inch away from it like has been shown in the past).
You'd think there'd be something in space with a camera on it able to see rockets blasting into space from the earth, hundreds of miles above it. Every rocket I have seen curves and ends up horizontal. I think they just get dumped into the sea and nothing is going into space, how can anything go into space at all when to have a gas pressure next to a vacuum and have it magically maintain itself without ever equaling out is violating the 2nd law of thermodynamics.
Why would we go to the expense of putting cameras in space to watch something we can see from the ground. Yes, rockets go horizontally, because that’s the direction of an orbit. If you don’t go sideways then you’ve just made a sounding rocket, not an orbital one.https://what-if.xkcd.com/58/
People can romance about gravity holding the air down but if it gravity was that powerful, we wouldn't have the strength to freely move around like we do. Cycling wouldn't even exist. We would all weigh ten times more. The notion that gravity strongly welds the air to the earth (to the point it can even negate gas pressure) is lunacy.
Erm - what?
Gravity produces a consistent acceleration of 9.8m/s/s... that ends up with about 1kg of air over every square centimetre of the earths surface - which we feel as atmospheric pressure.
Why would be unable to move if gravity is strong enough to deflect the course of a molecule?