When floating inside a large space station, while away from its center of mass and without touching the structure of the station, the person floating and the station will have slightly different orbits, so the person will slowly move inside the station, and either end up near the starting position after one orbit or hit a wall.
Has this phenomenon ever been a problem, or an inconvenience?
Examples I can think of were it might be significant:
- While doing experiments, you keep stable with your feet holding down on the station rails/handles, but the upper part of your body slightly tilts (could be uncomfortable?)
- While sleeping, this presses you against a wall, which might be annoying if it's not the side you're used to sleeping on back on earth?
This question is about people and objects inside a space craft. Answers about EVAs and objects parked outside are welcome, but will not be marked as accepted.