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    All About G ForcesWhat's behind gravity forces, and how much of them can we take?
    By Peter TysonPosted 11.01.07NOVAA few summers ago I took my then nine-year-old daughter on a glider ride. Midway through, as we soared over a coastal landscape, I casually asked the pilot whether he could do any tricks. Without a word, he threw the plane into a dive. We were accelerating straight towards the ground. My daughter and I shouted and grabbed the armrests. Suddenly we were hit with that thrill-inducing pressure familiar from rollercoasters-tensed facial muscles, light-headedness, a sense of altered reality.
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