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Since no one source can answer every question, we hope you find the information here on KSC's FAQs page helpful. If you'd like more information, additional links are listed below KSC's FAQs to help you in your search.

How fast does a Shuttle travel? What is its altitude? How much fuel does it use?
Is the flag still on the Moon?
What is a launch window?
Who was the youngest astronaut to date?
Who was the oldest astronaut to fly on the Space Shuttle?
How much does it cost to launch a Space Shuttle?
When are we going to Mars? And when are we going back to the Moon?
Can I apply to take a ride on the Space Shuttle? Can I be the first kid in Space?
Is there any chance for a school to run a science experiment on the Shuttle?
What are the names of the Space Shuttle orbiters?
How much does the Space Shuttle cost?
What happens to used spacecraft? Where is the Enterprise, the first Space Shuttle?
Where in the sky can I see the Space Shuttle?
Can the Space Shuttle fly to the Moon?
How do astronauts go to the bathroom and take care of their personal hygiene?
What is the temperature in space?
How much does a spacecraft weigh when it is in space?
How can I watch a Shuttle launch in person? Can I get a car pass?


NASA Questions
MOST FREQUENT QUESTIONS -- Here are The 16 Most Frequently Asked Questions About NASA; did your question make the list?
AMES RESEARCH CENTER (ARC) -- Take a look at the ARC Frequently Asked Questions list for answers to General Questions About NASA, Questions About Finding Images, Questions About Doing Business With NASA, etc.
JET PROPULSION LABORATORY (JPL) -- For answers to questions of a general nature about JPL, look through their Frequently Asked Questions list. They also have a useful subject-matter resource know as the JPL Web Dictionary that indexes their public Web pages.
JOHNSON SPACE CENTER (JSC) -- View JSC's Facts and FAQs featuring their Top 20 Questions, Fact Sheets and Historical Information.
LEWIS RESEARCH CENTER (LeRC) -- LeRC's Information by Subject page provides subject-matter categories relative to their programs.
OTHER NASA CENTERS -- View Other NASA Home Pages to learn about their missions and responsibilities.
OTHER FACT SHEETS -- For detailed information about NASA programs and facilities, go through these Fact Sheets for Other NASA Centers.
ASTRONAUT INFORMATION -- If You Want to be an Astronaut, you will need to know about Astronaut Qualifications and Recruitment. For information about current and former astronauts, take a look at these Astronaut Biographies.
TECHNICAL TERMINOLOGY DICTIONARY -- Having trouble with technical terms? Look it up in the Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use.
ACRONYM DICTIONARY -- Every government agency has their own abbreviations that are meaningless to the general public. When you run across one, look it up in the NASA Acronym List.
WOMEN OF NASA -- The Women of NASA resource was developed to encourage more young women to pursue careers in math, science, and technology. This resource showcases outstanding women who are enjoying successful careers with NASA.


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