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Q: How are space shuttles powered once out of earth's atmosphere?
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Why do space shuttles heat up when they re-enter into the earths atmosphere?

When the shuttle goes from the vacuum of space and enters the earths atmosphere, it heats up because of simple friction. The friction is from the shuttle going so fast and hitting the atmosphere. Same reason you sometimes see meteor showers.


What takes in water?

Space shuttles, space rockets and also the atmosphere


Space shuttles travel in what layer of the atmosphere?

thermosphere


Which atmospheric layer is where space shuttles orbit?

The atmosphere is divided in to five layers. These are Troposhere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere and Exosphere. The space shuttles orbit in thermosphere.The atmosphere is divided in to five layers. These are Troposhere, Stratospere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere and Exosphere. The space shuttles orbit in thermosphere.


What layer of the atmosphere are space shuttles located?

The space shuttle program utilized low earth orbit, above the Earth's atmosphere.


How far can a space shuttles speedometer go to?

answer:it can go upto exosphere.Exosphere is the layer of a atmosphere.


What powered the Mars rover mission?

A lot of space crafts and space shuttles get their power from an immense amount of pressure from gas which causes them to blast off.


How many space shuttles have flown to space?

6 TotalChallenger, Columbia,Discovery, Atlantis, Endeavour, and Buran (Soviet reusable spacecraft) There have been six Space Shuttles. Five have flown in space. The first, Enterprise, flew only in Earth's atmosphere.


How high in the earths atmosphere does a space shuttle travel?

230 miles out into space


How do space shuttles slow down when re entering earths atmoshpere?

Drag from air is the main thing that slows down the space shuttle on reentry.


How many shuttles have been lost?

Two out of five Space Shuttles: Challager and Columbia, were the only 2 shuttles to be lost, challager exploded 72 seconds after takeoff while Columbia burned up in the atmosphere.


Are planets found in earths atmosphere?

no they're found in space...