What speed does a rocket go to get to the moon? - Quora
Answer (1 of 3): Well, Apollo first got into orbit, to check things out, moving about 17,500 mph. When they determined all was well, they’d fire the 3rd stage of their rocket, and accelerate to just under 25,000 mph. (They left at this speed to be on a ‘free return’ trajectory… in the event of a...
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