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Subsequently, careful analysis of the video shows that:
- The distance from the Discovery to the Earth's horizon is 2,757 kilometres
- The UFO's speed before accelerating into space is 87,000 kph (Mach 73)
- Three seconds after the light flash, the UFO changes direction sharply and accelarates off into space at 340,000 kph (Mach 285) within 2.2 seconds
- Such an acceleration would produce 14,000 g of force (1g is normal Earth gravity)