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How much does a space shuttle weigh?

A fully assembled shuttle is 184 feet tall and weighs 4,500,000 pounds. The bay is 15 feet in diameter and 60 feet long; large enough to fit a school bus or 50,000 pounds of payload. The shuttle's velocity on orbit is about 17,500 mph.

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