eli5: Could the Blue Origin passengers have sent their pod off its trajectory?


I’m curious if some coordinated movement by the New Shepard’s passengers once it was above the Karman line could alter the trajectory of the pod. For example, if they had all jumped against the ceiling, could that cause the pod to land in Arizona or float off into space? Or is the pod effectively a closed system momentum-wise, since they’d have to propel themselves off the floor and doing that would offset any force they’d exert on the ceiling? After a quick search I could not discern the mass of the pod, which seems like a useful piece of information.

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