• Question: How long does it take to get into space?

    Asked by crazycakes222 to Tim, Stephen, Rachel, Mark on 7 Mar 2018.
    • Photo: Stephen Wilkins

      Stephen Wilkins answered on 7 Mar 2018:

      Outer space is often defined to be 100km above the Earth’s surface. If you could drive a car at 70 MPH then it would take about an hour to reach space. For a rocket it’s about 10 minutes, but it can take a lot longer to get to your final destination (e.g. the International Space Station or the Moon).