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# How many MPG does a rocket get?

## How many MPG does a rocket get?

Even the fuel economy figures of the Rocket III Touring look impressive. 51.9mpg at 56mph and 41.9mpg at 75mph means you get well over 150 miles out of a single tank.

How fast is a space shuttle during launch?

18,000 miles per hour
The ascent phase begins at liftoff and ends at insertion into a circular or elliptical orbit around the Earth. To reach the minimum altitude required to orbit the Earth, the space shuttle must accelerate from zero to 8,000 meters per second (almost 18,000 miles per hour) in eight and a half minutes.

How much fuel does a space shuttle use to get to the moon?

While the amount of fuel varied, depending on the mission, on average it used a total of 4,578,000 pounds (2,076,545 kg) of fuel. It could lift a payload to low Earth orbit weighing 310,000 lb (140,000 kg), and send a payload of 107,100 lb (48,600 kg) to the Moon.

### How much thrust did the space shuttle have at launch?

The entire vehicle, taking into account the solid rocket boosters, is about seven million pounds of thrust at launch. The Saturn V vehicle in the Apollo program, with five F1 engines, each one generating 1.5 million pounds of thrust, was about seven and a half million pounds at launch.

How much fuel does it take to get to Mars back?

The “gear-ratio” for Mars is 226:1, meaning every kilogram of material you send requires a rocket to burn 225 kilograms of fuel. That’s true for any material — water, food, scientific equipment, people, and even reserve fuel for the return trip.

How much fuel was in the Space Shuttle?

The shuttle’s external fuel tank contained about 720,000 lbs of fuel and oxidizer – and all of it was used before the shuttle entered orbit (and that’s not including another 2,600,000 lbs of fuel in the two solid rocket boosters).

#### How many miles per gallon does a rocket burn?

If we simply consider 1 gallon to be roughly 8.35 lbs of rocket fuel then we can assume 0.46 million gallons burned to travel an average of 3.8 million miles. Incidentally, it happens to be 3.8 million miles per 3.8 million pounds, so 1 mile per pound! It’s a meaningless figure, because rockets are fundamentally different.

Is it possible for a space shuttle to go to Mars?

No, it is not possible for the orbiter to go to Mars. It is not possible for the orbiter even to go back to the moon. The reason being we don’t have enough of a propulsion system to allow them to get that extra bit of miles per hour that they need. When they’re orbiting the Earth they’re going about 17,000 miles per hour.

How much does the deflector on the Space Shuttle weigh?

Each deflector weighs over 453,600 kilograms (1 million pounds). Just In Case… If a fire should ever occur at the launch area, Kennedy Space Center has a 152-person fire department with special teams and various specialties standing ready, led by Mike Stevens, KSC’s Authority Having Jurisdiction for Fire Protection.

## How many miles per gallon does the Space Shuttle burn?

Roughly 8.3 miles per gallon. roughly 135 shuttle missions totalling 513.7 million miles is roughly 3.8 million miles average for a single mission. 3.8 million pounds of propellant is burned per mission to get into orbit.

How much did it cost to launch the Space Shuttle?

And I’m not just saying this because I’m jealous as hell, but the Space Shuttle missions cost too much and provided too little. Although NASA says that it cost a trifling \$450 million to launch each Shuttle mission, other sources find that price tag vastly underestimated. All five Shuttles flew a total of 135 missions.

How long does it take for a space shuttle to reach orbit?

Loading… The space shuttle takes about 8 1/2 minutes ( it varies from mission to mission) to attain orbit at a speed of 17,500 mph (5 mile per second) so it doesn’t muck around .To do this it has to accelerate at 34 miles per hour per second which is an average of 1.6 g for 8 1/2 minutes continuous , very impressive .

### How many horsepower does a Space Shuttle have?

As they push the Shuttle toward orbit, the engines consume liquid fuel at a rate that would drain an average family swimming pool in under 25 seconds generating over 37 million horsepower. Their turbines spin almost 13 times as fast as an automobile engine spins when it is running at highway speed.

Ruth Doyle