Although I had often wondered about Jupiter, I had never hoped nor cared
to visit it because of the inhospitable conditions which earthly
scientists assure us pertain to this great planet. However, here I was,
and conditions were not at all as the scientists had described.
Unquestionably, the mass of Jupiter is far greater than that of earth or
Mars, yet I felt the gravitational pull far less than I had upon earth.
It was even less than that which I had experienced upon Mars. This was
due, I realized, to the rapid revolution of the planet upon its axis.
Centrifugal force, tending to throw me off into space, more than
outweighed the increased force of gravitation. I had never before felt so
light upon my feet. I was intrigued by contemplation of the height and
distances to which I might Jump.