# At what speed does a rocket that has to travel to the moon travels?

**41,120 Km/hr** That would be 25,700 miles per hour.

### How does a rocket stay in orbit or continue into outer space?

The gravitational pull of Earth is the main factor that a rocket must overcome. A rocket must reach a certain velocity or speed and direction to orbit or escape the Earth. For a rocket to orbit the Earth, it must have enough thrust to reach orbital velocity. Orbital velocity is the speed and direction a rocket must travel in order to orbit a planet or a moon. The lowest possible speed a rocket my go…