• Question: How long does it take to get to the International Space Station?

    Asked by BB-8 to Col Op, Elie, Floris, Jenn, RocketRich on 15 Mar 2016. This question was also asked by T'keyah Mendes, 223btr35, Harley mulholland.
    • Photo: Richard Moss

      Richard Moss answered on 15 Mar 2016:

      Only a short time. It takes just 7 minutes to be launched into orbit. Then the crew vehicle must find the space station and slowly dock in the correct place. This used to take a couple of days while the flight controllers on the ground made precise calculations. Today it is done in just a few hours.

    • Photo: Columbus Operations

      Columbus Operations answered on 15 Mar 2016:

      Usually it takes about 6 hours.