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?

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In which direction does the space shuttle travel?

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How fast do space shuttles travel?

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How far can a space shuttle travel into space?

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How does the space shuttle return to earth?

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How far can a space shuttle travel?

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How does a space shuttle land on earth?

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How do space shuttles get out of earth atmosphere?

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Where does the space shuttle travel in space?

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Has Russia ever launched a space shuttle?

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How does the space shuttle launch from earth?

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What space shuttle did john glenn travel in?

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When was the second space shuttle ever built?

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

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What is the furthest man has ever seen into space?

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Did a space shuttle ever land at lax?

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Is the space shuttle able for space travel?

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

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What speed does the space shuttLE travel at?

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What is the furthest distance a space exploration vehicle launched on earth ever traveled away from earth?

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Why does a space shuttle have to travel so fast?

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