Answers Your Questions
From: Danny Cummins, of Dornock, Annan Dumfriesshire |
To: Bill Reeves, flight director for the planning team
Question: What is the maximum velocity of a space shuttle orbiting the Earth?
Answer: The Space Shuttle orbits the Earth at about 17,500 miles per hour (28,100 kilometers per hour) or 25,600 feet per second (7800 meters per second).
Orbit 2 Propulsion Officer