How fast does the Space Shuttle travel?


The space shuttle can travel extremely fast. It must travel, at least, seventeen thousand five hundred miles an hour to even stay in orbit. The space shuttle has three main engines. You can find more information here: http://www. nasa. gov/centers/kennedy/about/information/shuttle_faq. html#14
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The Shuttle must reach speeds of about 17,500 miles per hour to stay in orbit.
Shuttle travels about 5 miles per second give or take, which is 26,000 feet
Considering the size of a cruise ship, they will go an average between 21 to 24 knots. This is about 24 miles per hour which is fast because cruise ships can weigh up to 71,500 tons
To figure this out first fire the bullet in a place with zero air on earth and see how fast it goes. The ratio between airless earth-speed and airless space-speed would be the same
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