How do spaceships land when they come back to Earth?

The question was “Do rockets land like planes land?” We looked this up, and there are many ways a space ship can land.

The Space Shuttle

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Space Shuttle Launch

At 120km from Earth the air gets more dense. The shuttle has to pass through this and slow itself down ready to land. It is still travelling at 30,000 km/h or 18,000mph.
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