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It takes about 8 minutes from launch for the shuttle to reach space. How is that for speed? Once in space, the space shuttle and the International Space Station orbit the Earth about 16 times a day. They are actually traveling faster than a bullet! That fast rate of speed along with Earth's gravity keep them in orbit around our planet
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Assuming the average distance of 25 million miles and the shuttles posted speed of 17,320 mph, would mean it could reach Venus in about 1,444 hours or just under 2 months. The… long time.
The space shuttle is not designed to leave low earth orbit; it cannot even make it to the moon within it design peramaters. Spacecraft in general can make it to Saturn withi…n 2 years, although that depends on where the rest of the solar system is, if "gravity assist slingshots" can be used and many other factors. A manned mission would also have to consider the same factors for a return trip to earth. Assuming a route was found that it would only take 2 years in and 2 years back, that route may only be available one time every 25 years (as an example).
At the Shuttle's maximum speed of about 30,000 km/hr, it would take more than 16 years to reach Pluto. The "New Horizons" spacecraft was launched by NASA in 2006 and reac…hed a new record velocity for spacecraft, more than 58,000 km/hr. It was further accelerated by a gravity assist from Jupiter in 2007. Even so, it will be June, 2015 before it reaches Pluto, a total mission time of 9 1/2 years.
from august 20, 1977 to January 24 1986 9 years
The space shuttle is launched into Outer Space by having it attached to the rocket that launches up as well as the space shuttle and gradually the rocket falls apart and… lands in the Pacific ocean. It often lands there. The space shuttle then continues its mission alone.
It takes the Shuttle about 2 days to reach the International Space Station.
Aproximately 8-9 minutes.
it takes 3 days to reach the moon
It could not, the shuttle cannot leave low earth orbit
The space shuttle was designed for low earth orbit (between 200-300 nautical miles) and could not reach the moon.
The Andromeda Galaxy is 12,904,531,200,000,000,000 miles away and the space shuttle orbits at 18,000 mph so to travel to the Andromeda Galaxy in the space shuttle would take 8…1.8 billion years which is around 18 times the currrent age of the universe!!!
A long time. Mercury is 48 million miles from earth, when the 2 planets are at there closest to each other. The shuttle travels about 2000 miles per hour. There fore the tr…ip would take 24,000 hours or 1000 days that is 2.7 yrs.
A normal space shuttle launch is 8-1/2 minutes long. The Solid Rocket Boosters separate at 24 nautical miles (45 km) two minutes into the flight.
From my knoledge only a few seconds - minutes because of the high velocity heading down on earth
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It takes about 150 seconds (2.5 minutes) for the shuttle to get out of Earth's atmosphere to the edge of space, defined for most purposes as 62 miles (100 km.) above sea level….