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NASA Camilla SDO – Chaos at 119,000 Feet

April 20, 2012

Ever wondered what happens at 119,000 feet, minus 83 degrees fahrenheit, air pressures akin to those on the planet Mars – and your propulsion system bursts? What happens next is a brief free fall at 500 mph before parachuting nearly 40 km to the Earth below.  credit:  NASA