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How long does it take for a rocket to get into space?
Question Date: 2014-12-08
Answer 1:

It's difficult to say exactly where "space" begins and the earth's atmosphere ends, because it just continuously gets thinner as you go farther away. People generally use the Karman Line, which is 100 km (62 mi) above the surface of the Earth.

If you're talking about a typical space shuttle launch, it takes 8 minutes and 30 seconds to get into Earth orbit.

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