# How long does it take to get from the Earth to outer space?

## How long does it take to get from the Earth to outer space?

Space is at the end of Earth’s atmosphere, about 62 miles upwards. This is called the Karman Line and means you’ve gone past the Thermosphere and are now into the Exosphere. NASA launch director Mike Leinbach said: “It takes the shuttle approximately 8-1/2 minutes to get to orbit.

What planet takes 7 years to get to?

FAQ – Spacecraft

Spacecraft Target Time
Messenger Mercury 6.5 years
Cassini Saturn 7 years
Voyager 1 & 2 Jupiter; Saturn; Uranus; Neptune 13,23 months; 3,4 years; 8.5 years; 12 years
New Horizons Pluto 9.5 years

How long is a year in Mars?

687 days
Mars/Orbital period

### How long is a trip to Mars?

The trip to Mars will take about seven months and about 300 million miles (480 million kilometers). During that journey, engineers have several opportunities to adjust the spacecraft’s flight path, to make sure its speed and direction are best for arrival at Jezero Crater on Mars.

Has anyone lost in space?

A total of 18 people have lost their lives either while in space or in preparation for a space mission, in four separate incidents. Given the risks involved in space flight, this number is surprisingly low. The remaining four fatalities during spaceflight were all cosmonauts from the Soviet Union.

What’s the average thickness of the Earth’s crust?

It has an average thickness of about 18 miles (30km) below land, and around 6 miles (10km) below the oceans. The crust is the layer that makes up the Earth’s surface and it lies on top of a harder layer, called the mantle.

#### How are the plates of the Earth’s crust broken up?

The Earth’s crust is broken up into a series of massive sections called plates. These tectonic plates rest upon the convecting mantle, which causes them to move. The movements of these plates can account for noticeable geologic events such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and more subtle yet sublime events, like the building of mountains.

How is the crust of the continental crust created?

As with oceanic crust, continental crust is created by plate tectonics. At convergent plate boundaries, where tectonic plates crash into each other, continental crust is thrust up in the process of orogeny, or mountain-building.

How long would it take to drill hole through Earth?

Ignoring for a moment how drilling a hole about 7,918 miles (12,742 kilometers) long through the Earth is virtually impossible, the problem with the 42-minute solution was that it assumed the planet was uniform in density throughout like a marble.