What is the furthest distance a space shuttle ever traveled from the Earth?
385 Miles high. It was shuttle mission STS - 82 in 1997. That was a repair mission to the Hubble Space Telescope, after the repair the space shuttle Atlantis boosted the telescope to this orbit.
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Answer . No. A meteorite is an object that has already come through the Earth's atmosphere from space. On the way down, they are called meteors. A space shuttle, whether above or below the atmosphere, would need to avoid meteors at all costs. Since meteors are just rocks on the way from space to …Earth, a shuttle therefore could not travel to them.. Two kinds of space objects that spacecraft "could" travel to are comets and asteroids. But the space shuttle is not the proper kind of vehicle for such explorations. (MORE)
forwards . Answer . It is always traveling around the Earth in the same direction as we are rotating, but much faster. The space shuttle when in space can point in any direction, as there in no up and down. It still keeps moving in the same direction, even with engines facing forward.
By the 2 solid rocket boosters on the sides, and the Liquid hydrogen/oxygen tank underneath the orbiter.
Much more than 20,000 miles per hour. I stopped counting. That's part of the job of the rocket. 1) get the shuttle high, And 2) get the shuttle going fast. On tv, they show the speed of the shuttle increasing during liftoff. It's going more than 20,000 miles per hour while the rocket is still attach…ed high in the atmosphere/ darkness. (MORE)
Columbia was the first shuttle to enter orbit. This was the same shuttle that was destroyed during re-entry in January 2003, with the loss of seven astronauts.
Answer . I've always thought the answer to this was: It can keep going forever unless something in its way stops it. (One of newtons laws) See in space there is no gravity and without that force an object in motion can stay in motion unless acted upon by an outside force. EX. A planet or aster…oid etc. (MORE)
The STS or Space Shuttle uses a glide recovery system (like an airplane) to return and land on the ground. In the end, it is assisted by a parachute (only to decrease the speed of the shuttle at landing.) When given the command from Houston, it will slam into Earth's atmosphere. This will create eno…ugh friction between the Space Shuttle and Earth's atmosphere to heat the Shuttle's belly to 3,000+ F. The Shuttle will then glide to it's landing runway in either California or Florida, and land like an airplane. (MORE)
They can travel up to 7,743 meters/second or 27,875 kilometers/houror 25,404 feet/second or 17,321 miles/hour i don't think so this istrue because to escape from Earth atmosphere we need 11.2 km/s soabove this is little messy
There were two men on the first Space Shuttle flight -- John W. Young and Robert Crippen.
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The shuttle is always falling via gravity, it's just so far up that it never falls to earth,but goes around and around.
There is no gravity therfore it will travel forever slowly speeding up and eventually travelling at 99.999% of the speed of light, if this object collides with another it will create a big bang
The space shuttle is an Earth orbit vehicle. No humans have ever travelled to any body other than the Moon (from 1969 to 1972). All other space exploration has been by unmanned probes.
Depends on how much thrust you give the shuttle. Assuming the shuttle leaves earth at escape velocity (11.2 km/s) then:\n. \n1 ly= 9,460,730,472,580.8 km\n. \ndivide 1 ly by the velocity:\n. \n844,708,077,909 seconds or \n26767.7555 years
Basically a shuttle is just a huge glider when it comes back to earth it has no fuel and relies on aerodynamic forces to keep it flying. eventually its lands and unlike a plane that has fuel if it misses its target it cannot make another pass.
Yes! As far as space travel goes, Shuttles are basically our only way, at the moment, to travel far distances in the endless reaches of space. Apart from rockets which take take us from earth into space, and carry the heavy loads, shuttles are what are used mainly.
Well for starters we are actually able to get into space with a space shuttle...
The space shuttle travels in low earth orbit (LEO), from 120 to 380 miles in space.
Not successfully. A female teacher was on her way but died as a result of the Challenger accident. That is unless the Russians have done so. . That being said, many astronauts have taught before, or go on to teach after their space career's are over.
it has changed the space travel as it was a reusable which saved money of the particular space agency
escape velocity of the earth is around 11km per sec so the shuttle would need to travel around 22times the speed of sound to get into orbit If your doing a space project at school, you can use some of these ideas: The 3 Main Components Of The Space Shuttle The Rocket Boosters: The Roc…ket Boosters are 2 parallel boosters filled with solid rocket fuel similar to fireworks or gun powder attached to the side of the liquid fuel tank with explosive mounts and they provide 80% of the thrust to launch the space vehicle from the platform. The Rocket Boosters are only used throughout the first 2 minutes during the take off, once they are ignited, they cannot be stopped, the mission must continue. After they are empty the rocket boosters are jettisoned by exploding the mounts off the solid boosters so they can fall back to earth with parachutes and be picked up to be reused. The Propellant Tank: The Propellant Tank is the biggest part of the space shuttle. It carries the two solid rocket boosters and the space shuttle itself. It is filled with the liquid fuel and oxygen the shuttle needs to carry itself into space where there is no oxygen. After the solid boosters are jettisoned, the liquid fuel is the only thrust the shuttle has to drive it, so that when it exits the Earth's atmosphere and has reached its altitude the shuttle has no further use for it because it has enough fuel to complete the mission in its own tanks so the propellant tank falls back to earth to be reused again. The Orbiter: The Orbiter is the main part that transports the astronauts and pay load to space. The space shuttle is another name for the orbiter. In space there is zero gravity, so the space shuttle will drift around the Earth. In the orbiter is a life support system that holds oxygen, electricity, and things they need throughout the journey, computer systems, etc. When it's time to come back to Earth the shuttle enters the Earths atmosphere at 16,000 mph and uses it heat shield to protect it from certain destruction and to slow the vehicle down enough so that it can glide safely back to its Earth base using no power from its engines. How They Work Altogether: All the space shuttle systems work together because without one of them, the space shuttle's mission could not begin. Firstly, if there was just a propellant tank, it wouldn't work because it doesn't have enough power to thrust off the ground and no one would be able to experience space because you can't go inside the propellant tank because it's just like going inside the petrol tank of a car. Secondly, if it were just rocket boosters, no one be able to experience it, again, because it's just like going inside the engine but the rocket boosters would be able to lift off, if computerized. Thirdly and most importantly, if it were only the orbiter, it would not lift up because of its power cannot make it thrust off the ground like rocket boosters. Lastly, they all work together to finish the mission. Rocket boosters boost it off the ground, the propellant tank holds the oxygen and the liquid fuel and the orbiter carries the payload and humans, with all the systems. That's how they all work together, making their job get done and finishing their mission! The 'Crawler' The Crawler is the mobile launch pad and the transporter and looks like a very large transportable multi - purpose platform. It transports the space shuttle very slowly, so that it doesn't fall off the crawler. The crawler moves along a track created for itself to get to its destination ready for launch close to the ocean, so when the space shuttle launches off, the rocket boosters and propellant tank jettison off the space shuttle into the ocean. If there were no such thing as a crawler, they would have to build the space shuttle on the ground and set it up outside. 645 Words - TaylorSwift.Fan - Hope this helped. If it helped, email me at: email@example.com, Thanks! :) (MORE)
The space shuttle only goes into Earth orbit, no other place, ever. It can't go to the Moon as it is too heavy for available rockets to take it there, and there is no air on the Moon for its wings to do any landing.
The moon is at an estimated distance of 320 000 km from the Earth. The shuttle is on average 350 km form the surface of the earth... that means that the moon is about 915 times further away from the Earth then the space shuttle!
Since the Shuttle at liftoff is traveling at 0 mph, and at orbit is traveling at 17,180 mph, a simple average would be [ (17,180+0) / 2 ] = 8,590 mph.
Russia was developing a space shuttle very similar to the United State's space shuttle called Buran (Russian for Snowstorm). The Buran program began in 1974 as a response to the United State's Space Shuttle program. The Russians believed that the US Space Shuttle could be a significant military thre…at, and had to be countered. Construction of Buran took place between 1980 and 1984. In 1988, Buran finally had its first orbital test flight. Buran was launched unmanned on an Energia rocket, and orbited around the Earth two times before doing an automated landing at the Baikonur Cosmodrome (Russia's manned launch facility). However that was Buran's only flight, and it was never flown again. (MORE)
The Shuttles, like most launch vehicles, are essentially controlled explosions, using directed energy from volatile chemical combustion to propel them into space. The Shuttles use 2 external, reusable, Solid Fuel Rocket Boosters (SRB's) which are attached to an external fuel tank which contains s…eparate internal tanks of Liquid Oxygen and Liquid Hydrogen, as well as other rocket propellants. The SRB's separate from the external tank, deploy parachutes when clear, and are recovered in the ocean by 2 specially designed recovery vessels. The Lox/LH fuel is what the Shuttle Main Engines use for fuel during launch; along with the thrust from the SRB's, it's enough to propel it into orbit, and pretty fast too. Watching a Shuttle launch on TV is deceiving, since NASA's long-range cameras keep the Shuttle in view for a lot longer than the visible eye can see it from Kennedy Space Center. Seeing a launch from KSC, the Shuttle is out of view within less than 90 seconds, even at night. The launch facility is pretty interesting; the Shuttles are moved from the Vertical Assembly Building (VAB), originally built to assemble the Saturn V Moon rockets, on a huge crawler that serves as its launch platform, out to one of 2 main pads at KSC, Pad 39A or 39B. There is a huge concrete engine blast redirection/water muffler system in place below where the Shuttle sits; just prior to Main Engine/SRB ignition, water from a huge tank is dumped into the area just below the Shuttle to muffle the noise from the engines and SRB's. The white cloud seen at launch isn't from the engines or SRB's; it's from the water being turned to steam. Without the water system, the launch noise would be much louder than it is already. There is also an Astronaut Emergency Egress System in place on the service gantry, which is a long cable slide system that takes them to an Armored Personnel Carrier located on the ground a few hundred yards away. It's more psychological than practical though. What most people don't know also is that the entire service gantry that fuels and provides service access to the Shuttle must be completely repainted after each launch, since the heat from the engines SRB's burns off most of the paint, and blackens the rest that isn't. (MORE)
on the 29th of October 1998, John Glenn became the oldest man to fly in space. Astronaut John Glenn was a payload specialist during mission STS-95 aboard the space shuttle Discovery
they never did only Apollo 11 and up have been to the moon so far
Laika actually did not travel on an American Space Shuttle, but rather on a Russian satellite called Sputnik 2. Sputnik 2 (with Laika in it) was launched on November 3, 1957 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Russia on top of an R-7 rocket.
If the moon is 450000 miles from earth and NASA launches a shuttle into earths atmosphere which is 100 miles long and the shuttle travels 12000 miles an hour how long will the shuttle be in space?
First, the Moon is about 240,000 miles from Earth. Second, the Shuttle couldn't go there on a bet. If you are talking about an average speed of 12,000 miles an hour, then obviously the answer is 20 hours to go 240,000.
This is tricky, the first orbiter OV-101 was originally scheduled to be named the Constitution , however after massive public pressure, the White House changed it's name to the Enterprise in honor of Star Trek's starship Enterprise . So the second name of the first shuttle was Enterprise . It… was unveiled September 17, 1976 and tested successfully in landing and glide manuvers. The actual second orbiter was the fully functioning, two-crew OV-99 Columbia . It was delivered to Kennedy Space Center in Florida on 25 March 1979. (MORE)
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the furthestdistance traveled by a dog was 2,000 miles. The dog was a boxerthat traveled across Australia to find his way home.
Astronomers once believed that planets were probably rare and unusual, and that tere might not be very many planets. However, recent discoveries indicate that planets are far more common; in fact, almost every star that astronomers have closely observed is discovered to have some planets! So it i…s likely that the "furthest planet in our galaxy" is on the other side of the galaxy from the Earth. The Milky Way galaxy has a radius of about 40,000 light years, and our solar system is about 3/4 of the way out from the center. So the "furthest planet in our galaxy" is probably somewhere near 70,000 light years away. (MORE)
The farthest objects detected are estimated to lie at distances of something like 14 billion light years from us. But it must be noted that measuring those distances takes a lot of ingenuity, and there are still a lot of questions among serious cosmologists regarding the accuracy of today'…s best estimates. (MORE)
13.7 billion light years is as we can see. This is because the light is still traveling to us and we are yet to see it.
The Space Shuttle lands like a plane. When it gets to earth, there is a runway and it will land smoothly on the ground.
No. NASA strongly prefers landing the shuttle at its specially constructed landing site at Kennedy Space Center, since landing it anywhere else requires that it be transported back to Kennedy for the next launch, and this is an expensive process (it's basically piggybacked on a specially modified… 747). The only times a shuttle has landed anywhere other than the special landing facility in Florida have been at either Edwards Air Force Base in California or White Sands Space Harbor in New Mexico. The shuttle needs a runway approximately 10,000 feet long to land. Three of LAX's four runways could, in a dire emergency, serve (6L/24R is slightly too short). However, landing the shuttle at a commercial airport would disrupt normal operations and would additionally pose security problems; LAX is far too busy for it to be seriously considered as a potential landing site if any other options were available (and they are: there are several Air Force Bases within a couple of hundred miles of LAX, any of which would, from NASA's perspective, be a much better place to land and which are, from the shuttle's perspective, practically next door; one of them is Edwards, which as mentioned above has actually been used before.) Probably the busiest airport which is a designated emergency landing facility for the shuttle is JFK in New York; other US commercial airports so designated include Bangor, ME, Lincoln, NE, and Orlando, FL. (MORE)
The answer is no. The reason is because the Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSMEs) draw fuel from the orange external tank (ET). Fuel from the ET is drained by the the time the shuttle reaches orbit 8 minutes after launch. The ET is then jettisoned where it burns up upon re-entry. LOX and LH2 fuel on bo…ard the orbiter itself that is meant for the SSMEs is only enough to provide the required de-orbit burn to slow the orbiter enough for re-entry. Change in orbital altitudes are achieved though two smaller secondary engines called "orbital maneuvering system engines" (OMS) However, these are not nearly powerful enough to increase the orbiter's velocity to escape earth orbit. In the days of Apollo, the Saturn V brought put the astronauts in to a very low "parking orbit" which gave them time to plan the trans-lunar injection (TLI, the rocket burn to speed up the spacecraft so it can escape earth orbit and be put on a course to the moon). After 2.5 orbits, the J-2 engine of the Saturn V's S-IVB (third stage) is fired for six minutes, and accelerates the spacecraft from 17,000 MPH to 25,000 MPH, allowing it to escape earth's gravity and be put on a course for the moon. (MORE)
It would probably be difficult traveling in a Space Shuttle, because of the gravity. There is basically no gravity unless you are on earth... That and the face that you would be so confined in such a small space, and that is something that I would never be able to do, because I am very bad at being …in small spaces especially for long periods of times! (MORE)
The orbiter turns around backwards, fires its rockets to decelerate, then uses the atmosphere to slow down and glides to land in Florida
-- At the present time, the space shuttles no longer travel. Their program has ended, they're all in museums as static displays, and the speed of each shuttle is zero. -- When they were flying, their assignments all consisted of low-earth-orbit tasks... carrying crew and supplies to the Inter…national Space Station, launching, recovering, and repairing artificial satellites, mapping the Earth's surface, etc. So a shuttle's target speed was the speed it needed in order to enter and maintain whatever low earth orbit it wanted to visit. That was always somewhere around 17,300 miles per hour (27,800 km per hour). (MORE)
To date, no Space Shuttle missions have been "stuck" in space. You might be confusing reality with something you saw on TV, a common misconception among many easily duped people.
What is the furthest distance a space exploration vehicle launched on earth ever traveled away from earth?
The Voyager 1, which was launched in 1977, is the farthest man-madeobject from Earth. It is still traveling away from the Earth, andis now approximately 11.7 billion miles from Earth. All contact islost with the spacecraft, and its batteries are expected to die ina few years. Interesting information… still arriving from the edge of theHeliopause:thunderbolts.info/wp/2012/10/30/voyager-1-mystery-solar-wind-ceases/. (MORE)
Space shuttles must travel at 11km/s so that they can escape the force of gravity. the force of gravity is approximately 9.81. If you don't travel at a greater speed than the force of gravity, the rocket will not launch.
Although it reaches incredible speeds, a Space Shuttle is not going fast when it enters the atmosphere. The gravitational pull of Earth, or just gravity, are pulling down on the space shuttle with immense force.
It was designed to travel at the speed of tylers farts to enter and land in alex's anus
Space Shuttle Endeavour was the final Space Shuttle built. It was built to replace Space Shuttle Challenger.
There's no limit to how far away you can see something, IF it's bright enough in the wavelengths that your detectors can see, and there's nothing in the way to block the view. The farthest thing you can see with your eyes only, assuming you have 'normal' eyesight, is about 2.5 million lig…ht years away. The farthest thing that can be seen with the best current (2012) technology is about 14 billion light years away. (MORE)
Apollo 13, traveling 243,000 miles from Earth. This occurred due to a failed moon landing attempt. The craft had to travel around the moon after tragedy cut the mission short.
The furthest distance from any point on Earth is 1 / 2 of the Earth's circumference ... something like 12,450 miles.