The speed of flight really depends on what you mean by 'flight'. The shuttle can reach over 1700 mph, but not all that is provided by the shuttle engines. The initial 3000 mph are supplied by the booster rockets.
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What are the advantages of a space shuttle when it goes into space or even when it is getting ready to do a launch into space?
the shuttle goes fast and when it is in space,it become less weight so it goes easier on the space shuttle. ...
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How long will it take to get to the International Space Station?
It takes 2 days. You might think that that's a long time for a space shuttle to go to the space station. Especially when you know that it takes about 2 minutes for the space shuttle to go into space. But here's why: The space station is orbiting the earth, and so will the space shuttle when it goes into space. If it goes faster though, it will fly away from the earth's atmosphere and get lost in outer space. So...