# What is the furthest distance a space shuttle ever traveled from the Earth?

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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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# Can a space shuttle travel to a meteorite?

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 (MORE)

# In which direction does the space shuttle travel?

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.

# How does the space shuttle leave earth?

By the 2 solid rocket boosters on the sides, and the Liquid hydrogen/oxygen tank underneath the orbiter.

# How fast do space shuttles travel?

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 (MORE)

# What is the name of the first space shuttle that traveled to earths orbit?

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.

# How far can a space shuttle travel into space?

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 (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 (MORE)

# How fast do space shuttles travel in space?

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

# Who was the first astronaut to travel in the space shuttle?

There were two men on the first Space Shuttle flight -- John W. Young and Robert Crippen.

# What is the furthest distance ever walked?

Georges Holtyzer of Belgium walked 418.49 miles in 6 days 10 hrs and 58 minutes in July 19 to July 25 of 1986. According to the Guiness book of world records In 2004 "Extreme Walkers" members David Macatinney and Russel Fowler walked non stop (no sleep no rest) for 154 hours and 5 minutes inside (MORE)

# How does the space shuttle orbit the earth?

The shuttle is always falling via gravity, it's just so far up that it never falls to earth,but goes around and around.

# How far can a space shuttle travel?

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

# Has a space shuttle ever visited Mercury?

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.

# How would it take to travel the distance of a light-year in a space shuttle?

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

# How does a space shuttle land on earth?

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.

# How has the space shuttle revolutionised space travel?

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.

# How has space shuttle travel revolutionised space travel?

Well for starters we are actually able to get into space with a space shuttle...

# The space shuttle travels in the?

The space shuttle travels in low earth orbit (LEO), from 120 to 380 miles in space.

# Was there ever in the history of the world been a teacher that has traveled to space by shuttle?

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.

# How has the space shuttle changed space travel?

it has changed the space travel as it was a reusable which saved money of the particular space agency

# How do space shuttles get out of earth atmosphere?

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 (MORE)

# Where does the space shuttle travel in space?

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.

# Compare to the distance to the moon how far away is the space shuttle when in space from the earth?

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!

# What is the average speed a space shuttle travels?

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.

# Has Russia ever launched a space shuttle?

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 (MORE)

# How does the space shuttle launch from earth?

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 (MORE)

# What space shuttle did john glenn travel in?

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

# When did the space shuttle enterprise travel to the moon?

they never did only Apollo 11 and up have been to the moon so far

# What is the name of the space shuttle in which laika traveled in?

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.

# When was the second space shuttle ever built?

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 (MORE)

# What is the furthest distance a dog has ever traveled?

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.

# What is the distance from earth to the furthest planet in our galaxy?

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 (MORE)

# What is the furthest man has ever seen into space?

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' (MORE)

# What is the furthest distance discovered into space by telescope?

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.

# How does a space shuttle get to space and back to earth?

The Space Shuttle lands like a plane. When it gets to earth, there is a runway and it will land smoothly on the ground.

# Did a space shuttle ever land at lax?

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 (MORE)

# Is the space shuttle able for space travel?

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 (MORE)

# What do you might be difficult about traveling in space shuttle?

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 (MORE)

# How does the space shuttle get back to earth?

The orbiter turns around backwards, fires its rockets to decelerate, then uses the atmosphere to slow down and glides to land in Florida

# What speed does the space shuttLE travel at?

-- 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 (MORE)

# What was the first ever shuttle to get stuck in space?

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 (MORE)

# Why does a space shuttle have to travel so fast?

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.

# Why does a space shuttle need to travel so fast when entering earths atmosphere?

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.

# Where was the space shuttle designed to travel?

It was designed to travel at the speed of tylers farts to enter and land in alex's anus

# What was the last space shuttle ever built?

Space Shuttle Endeavour was the final Space Shuttle built. It was built to replace Space Shuttle Challenger.

# What is the furthest distance you can see in space?

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 (MORE)

# What nasa mission traveled the furthest from earth?

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.

# Where is the furthest distance on earth from Miami FL?

The furthest distance from any point on Earth is 1 / 2 of the Earth's circumference ... something like 12,450 miles.