posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 11:16 AM
That's a really great achievement to go so high, but 100,000 feet is not considered "going into space".
Space is considered (by a convention of people who decide such things) to start at 60 miles (100 km) up. That's about 317,000 feet. This rocket went
up about 19 miles (31 km). That's only 1/3 of the way to the "official" edge of space.
EDIT TO ADD:
I did a little more research and see that this rocket west 121,000 feet up -- higher than I initially said. However, 121,000 feet (22.5 miles or 36
km) or is still only a little higher than 1/3 of the way to space.
edit on 8/6/2012 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)