12 February 2009
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Q.How far is the moon in miles? How long does it take to get to the moon
A.The Moon's average distance from Earth is 240,000 miles. It takes a rocket 2 days to reach the Moon at a speed of 25,000 miles per hour.
Q.What speed to space shuttles travel in space?
A.A space shuttle travels at about 25,000 miles per hour to escape the Earth's gravitational pull. It builds up gradually on take-off, starting slowly.
Q.How long does it take for man to fly from earth to the moon?
A.It takes 2 days for a manned shuttle to fly to the Moon and only 8.5 seconds to reach space. If possible, it would take 26 days in a Boeing 747.