One ton is a measurement of the mass of an object, not the weight which also factors gravity. An object with a mass of one ton on earth will still have a mass of one ton in space, where it is weightless. One metric ton is equal to 1,000 kg, or 2,200 lbs.

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The tonne (SI symbol: t) is a metric system unit of mass equal to or 1 megagram (1 Mg). It is a non-SI unit accepted for use with SI.
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