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How long does it take to get to the moon?

Asked by penumbra (28 points ) December 26th, 2007

Now that there’s a $30 million prize to go to the moon, I was thinking…how long would it take to get there? How fast do spaceships travel once they leave the Earth’s atmosphere?

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Xpress411's avatar

Don’t know. We’ve never been there.

Zaku's avatar

There’s no speed limit in space, but there are fuel trade-offs for existing designs. Apollo 11 took 4 days to get there. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11)

ironhiway's avatar

All depends on traffic, though it will probably be lighter this week due to the holiday. : )

8lightminutesaway's avatar

I have no idea, except that satellites go a couple thousand mph. I do find that competition very interesting, but why dont they use that money for a more pressing issue, like alternative energy?

egon's avatar

Less than 2 seconds, at the speed of light.

sirenkitty08's avatar

check the Internet

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