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warp speed

How fast is warp speed?

In the year 2063 humanity broke the warp barrier when Zefram Cochrane launched the “Phoenix” and flew at the speed of light. Since that time Earth, and later the Federation, continued to develop faster warp engines. By the late 24th Century, a few starships were able to travel at speeds matching 9.999, allowing Starfleet to …

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Space Shuttle during launch

How many Space Shuttles were commissioned by NASA?

6 Space Shuttles were built (although only 5 of them spaceworthy): Challenger, Enterprise, Columbia, Discovery, Atlantis & Endeavour. 4 of them are still around, in various museums.

What is the gravity on Mars?

The gravity on Mars is 3.711 m/s². This is 62% lower than the gravity on Earth. This means that Martian gravity is 38% of Earth’s. A person weighing 100 kg here weighs only 38 kg on Mars.

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