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Calling the ISS

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Puzzle ID:#45002
Fun:*** (2.29)
Difficulty:* (0.91)
Category:Science
Submitted By:sageowl3106Aus***!!!
Corrected By:AndrewWalker

 

 

 



The International Space Station is around 200 miles (320 km) away from earth, and sound travels around 720 mph (340 m/s). If a person on the Earth could yell loud enough, how long would it take for the sound to reach the ISS?




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Comments

valencia*us*
Aug 06, 2009

cool teaser
Nerine**
Oct 30, 2009

Totally missed that

But -- If it could travel through space then the answer depends on where you are on Earth in relation to the Space Station ^^
coolkcoolk*us*
Nov 05, 2009

good one. hadnt though about that lol.
KarateGirl098Aus*
Nov 22, 2009

Got it right away.
Very good teaser.
younggun1Aus*
Jan 07, 2010

easy one
but fun
Marpleen*
Apr 07, 2010

Much too easy but because it was about space I liked it!
precious1026Aus*
Apr 15, 2010

The sound would Never leave earth. I imagined the person Standing on top of the Earth looking into space, yelling. Some imagination?
princess2007A*
Mar 07, 2011

VERY EASY!! but its about space so

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