When astronauts went up in the early 2000’s to repair some bad optics on the Hubble Space Telescope, they had to maintain orbit at around 350 miles (563 km) above the Earth’s surface.

In order to stay with the telescope for repair work, the space shuttle had to orbit the Earth at the same speed: 17,200 miles per hour (27,680 km/h).

At this speed, the astronauts aboard the shuttle experienced 16 sunrises per Earth day.