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- Peter Watts

Free Fall  
  Phrase describing how bodies move in orbit.  

First use of this phrase.

Since they were to use the space control, though, they would be subject to infinite acceleration, it would be a free fall, and Fuller would remain helplessly weightless.
From Islands of Space, by John W. Campbell.
Published by Amazing Stories in 1931
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