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spacecraft speed records


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Report this Jan. 31 2014, 3:08 pm

Alhough the New Horizons spacecraft is the fastest vehicle to leave the Earth velocity of 16.5 km/s (59,000 km/h; 37,000 mph), Voyager 1 had the fastest speed in leaving the solar system, travelling at 17.145 km/s (61,720 km/h; 38,350 mph) relative to the Sun.  It did this by using Jupiter and Saturn's gravities, to slingshot it away from the Sun.

Var Miklama--Zakdorn, engineer. "A sound mind in a FULL body!" "Time, like latinum, is a limited quantity in the galaxy."

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