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Monday, October 18, 2010
Slice of the atmosphere.
This is a very long and skinny image so you'll have to click on the strip on the left to see it. This is an interesting diagram/slice of atmosphere showing the heights of a bunch of familiar things. Interesting to see that Spaceship One made it a little higher on a single engine than the main engine shutdown altitude of the space shuttle. Of course the shuttle is going a LOT faster and can stay in orbit while Spaceship One falls back down.