What does it feel like to launch and land the Space Shuttle?

It takes 510 seconds and a couple hundred miles to get the Space Shuttle from the launch pad to orbit.  During that time you get accelerated to about 18,000 miles per hour.

Landing takes a few thousand miles and over an hour. The deorbit burn takes place somewhere around Australia, and slows you down by only a couple hundred miles per hour. Around an hour later you land in Florida.

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