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Jeral Youmans
Jeral Youmans

I think that it only got up to 21 Km...as 21000 Km is 68,897,638 ft, while it may reach 369,000 ft, it will only reach 112.4712 Km not 112,000 Km.  But still VERY COOL.

Youssef Mokhtar
Youssef Mokhtar

I read that our known Universe is round 48 billion light years in diameter? can somebody comment?

Braňo Prieložný
Braňo Prieložný

8 billion light years away ... so they are slowly getting to the alleged 14 billion years age of the universe ... wonder what they find there

Alison Voight
Alison Voight

It's a good thing, since the cut off of the space shuttle.

Conor Leonard
Conor Leonard

21,000 Kilometers is quite a bit farther than 69,000 ft. I would think Richard Branson is very happy that his suborbiter can go that far on a test filght!

STEPHEN GREENWELL
STEPHEN GREENWELL

You should see and smell The Great Salt Lake, it is white for the lack of water.

wendy c.
wendy c.

things become different when you change a angle about how you see the world .i had misunderstood the write part in this picture was cloud  until i saw the article ,ok,it's smoke.

Has Bakker
Has Bakker

Mr Fazekas,

please go back to school and learn some mathematics and get an editor who really understands how long a kilometer is.  Two stupid errors in this short article.

Jeral Youmans
Jeral Youmans

@Youssef Mokhtar I don't think they have a clue as to how large the Universe is, but that being said, we know that the visible edge is about 14 to 15 billion lys from us.

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