and free fall
are terms used to describe the trajectory of an object without propulsion and not experiencing air friction, e.g. a satellite
in orbit around a gravitational
source, such as the Moon's
trajectory around the planet Earth
, or the Earth's orbit around the Sun
See also Weightlessness.
More generally, the condition "not experiencing air friction" is dropped: in parachuting
) refers to the act of falling and delaying the opening of a parachute
See also Freeflying
Freefall is also the title of a popular Web-based comic strip written and drawn by Mark Stanley. It is a humorous science fiction story cataloguing the misadventures of the starship Savage Chicken and its crew: Sam, a lovable two-timing con artist; Helix, a childlike robot; and Florence, a genetically engineered "Bowman's Wolf" (DOGGY!).
Freefall can be found at: http://freefall.purrsia.com/