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Offline whitelancer64

Re: Space Ship Two - General Thread (4)
« Reply #60 on: 10/09/2018 07:06 PM »
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Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has said that Virgin Galactic is "weeks" away from its first trip into space.

Is there any consensus as to whether SS2 will actually be going "into space"? I thought there was some discussion of it not being able to make it to the Kármán line.

Their current target is to exceed 50 miles / ~80.5 km altitude.

50 miles is the altitude at which the US military and NASA awards astronaut wings.
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Re: Space Ship Two - General Thread (4)
« Reply #61 on: 10/09/2018 07:28 PM »
This thing (about where space begins) has already been discussed here. There's no need to raise that topic again IMO.

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