How Far Out in Space Is the Space Shuttle?
An astronaut shows an image of the space shuttle orbiting above Earth

The information in this video was accurate as of the original publication date.

Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: 5-8


This NASA video segment describes the distance that the space shuttle travels above Earth. A visual display compares the elevation of Mount Everest, commercial airplanes and the space shuttle.

How Far Out in Space Is the Space Shuttle?
Duration: 1 minute 12 seconds
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This video clip is part of the Liftoff to Learning: Space Basics DVD that may be ordered from the Central Operation of Resources for Educators, or CORE  →.


Other video learning clips in this series:
How Do We Get Into Space?: The Role of Solid Rocket Boosters
How Do We Stay in Space Once We Arrive?: The Concept Of Orbiting
The History of Rocketry and Space Travel
The Mechanics of Returning a Space Shuttle to Earth
What Is the Weather Like in Space?
Why Do Astronauts Float in Space?