posted on Sep, 27 2013 @ 08:18 AM
IS this really space? i thought it was just Low earth Orbit, yes you will float but meh.....
Ill pay when i can be somewhere close to moon! that actual "space"!
Branson's SpaceShipTwo will technically
be in space -- space as defined by the "Karman line", which is the most-accepted definition of what
The Karman line is 100 km (about 60 miles) above sea level. Branson's craft will reach altitudes of 110 KM (68 miles), which would meet the
definition of being in space.
It should be noted that SpaceShipTwo can only achieve suborbital
flights (up to 110km and then right back down again, along a high
arcing path), but I'm sure Branson and others have their sights set on eventually creating a spacecraft that could take tourists into orbit.
edit on 9/27/2013 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)