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Will we ever be able to space travel out of the Milky Way and into the Andromeda Galaxy?
Question Date: 2006-01-20
Answer 1:

We may very well be able to travel outside of the Milky Way at some point many, many decades in the future, but it is near impossible (nothing is impossible!) that will happen anytime soon. Andromeda is approximately 2.2million light years away from Earth. Assuming we can travel at the speed of light, it would take about 2 million years to reach the Andromeda. Currently,the top speed the space shuttle can reach is around 280 miles/second while the speed of light is around 186,000 miles/second.


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