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Answers Your Questions

From: Bobby Larkin, of Redding Ca
To: Bill Reeves, flight director for the planning team

Question: How fast does the space shuttle travel in orbit?

Answer: The space shuttle travels at approximately 17,500 miles per hour.

Karina Shook, EVA Flight Controller

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Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: John Ira Petty | Updated: 04/07/2002
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