How Fast Did A Nasa Space Shuttle Travel

How fast was the space shuttle going when it landed?

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How fast was the space shuttle going to the moon?

Beyond Earth Stage three fired twice – once to get Apollo into orbit – and then again to propel the spacecraft away from Earth towards the moon at a speed of 25,000mph.

Could a space shuttle go to the Moon?

“The space shuttle is designed to travel in low-Earth orbit (within a few hundred miles of the Earth’s surface). It does not carry enough propellant to leave Earth’s orbit and travel to the moon,” the space agency stated.

How much distance does the space shuttle need to land?

The paved runway is 15,000 feet (4,572 meters) long, with a 1,000-foot (304.8-meter) overrun on each end. The width is about the length of a football field, 300 feet (91.4 meters), with 50-foot (15.2-meter) asphalt shoulders on each side.

What was the top speed of Apollo 11?

The three-stage Saturn V was as big as a Navy destroyer, packed 7.5 million pounds of thrust and could catapult the Apollo 11 astronauts to a maximum velocity of 25,000 mph.

How fast did the Saturn V go in mph?

The first stage burned for about 2 minutes and 41 seconds, lifting the rocket to an altitude of 42 miles (68 km) and a speed of 6,164 miles per hour (2,756 m/s) and burning 4,700,000 pounds (2,100,000 kg) of propellant.

How much does 1 gallon of rocket fuel cost?

According to a NASA-published fact sheet, LOX and LH propellant costs the Agency about $1.65 a gallon. So very roughly, last month’s test firing probably cost taxpayers about $346,500 — or $647.66 per second over the course of a nine-minute test.

Who owns the Moon?

The short answer is that no one owns the Moon. That’s because of a piece of international law. The Outer Space Treaty of 1967, put forward by the United Nations, says that space belongs to no one country.

Do astronauts get paid?

Astronauts are paid according to the federal government’s General Schedule pay scale, and they can fall on the GS-11 through GS-14 pay grades. The pay grade is based on an astronaut’s academic achievements and experience. The starting salary for GS-11 employees is $53,805.

How long would it take to get to Mars?

The spacecraft departs Earth at a speed of about 24,600 mph (about 39,600 kph). The trip to Mars will take about seven months and about 300 million miles (480 million kilometers).