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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Can Form 8815 Int

Instructions and Help about Can Form 8815 Int

Most skydivers jump off a plane flying 3.8 kilometers above the ground but imagine jumping off something even higher like the International Space Station unless you have a super suit like Tony Stark it's not gonna end well but let's pretend Ironman lends you one okay ready three two one jump wait what that's right you won't fall straight down in fact it'll take you at least two and a half years before you reach the surface so what's going on height isn't the main reason your fall takes so long in fact if you felt like a normal skydiver it would only take you about 2 hours but the thing is you don't fall straight down you fall into orbit the reason is speed you see the ISS might be called the station but it's hardly stationary it's actually moving 12 times faster than a jet fighter if you shot anything at that speed on earth by the time it was about to hit the ground it would miss in the same way the ISS isn't floating in space it's falling towards Earth and missing and when you jump off the ISS you're initially moving at the same speed so you end up in orbit - at least for a while now even though it's so high up the ISS is pushing through a very thin atmosphere so that friction against the atmosphere slows it down so the station fires engines to maintain speed and keep from crashing into the earth but sadly your super suit doesn't come with engines strapped to your feet this has two consequences first it means you can't maneuver and have to hope that any of those 13,000 chunks of space debris don't impale you second without rockets to maintain your speed it'll slow...