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Historic Virgin Galactic Flight Reminds Us That ‘Space’ Is Just A Concept, Man

Earlier today, Virgin Galactic sent its SpaceShipTwo commercial aircraft into space, a historic first for the private company. But at a maximum altitude of 82.68 kilometers, the spaceplane fell 17.32 kilometer short of the Karman line — the internationally recognised boundary separating the atmosphere from space. Prompting the inevitable question:…