Unless you’ve been living under a cardboard Amazon package lately you probably saw that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos successfully traveled to space and back this morning in just 11 minutes. He brought his brother and two others with him as they became the first human civilians to actually get into outer space by crossing the “Karman Line”. What exactly is the Karman line you ask?
The Kármán line was named after the Hungarian American engineer and physicist named Theodore von Kármán, who was very active in aeronautics and astronautics back in the 1800s.
The Kármán line is the point where outer space technically starts. It’s about 62 miles above sea level. Everything above it is space, everything below it, not space. it’s important to have for the purposes of space treaties, aerospace record keeping, and billionaires flying their rockets into space.
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