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How Far Out in Space Is the Space Shuttle?

An astronaut shows an image of the space shuttle orbiting above Earth

Product Type: Video Learning Clip
Audience: Educators, Informal Education, Students
Grade Levels: 5-8
Subjects: General Science

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
> View QuickTime [4MB]

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?

Page Last Updated: January 2nd, 2015
Page Editor: Flint Wild