Whoa…check out the physiological/barometric altitude (and the “temperature,” for that matter).
About those snow boulders from the last post… they were put there by Fleet Ops night shift (I think): they have to have been placed by loaders. Either that or aliens.
And when they get cleared, they get spread out downwind of station in the sector known as the End of the World. Snow gets bulldozed all season, piled up in all sorts of places, dumped into a big metal vessel called White Trash, and dumped where it won’t blow back. This is a never-ending process; Fleet Ops is here plowing all summer season long. I can hear them right now. Last week there were no less than four loud, geriatric tracked loaders clattering and rumbling and shivering outside my canvas wall as I tried to go to sleep one night. It’s hard here because the work has to be done, loud as it is, and there are people sleeping in shifts around the clock, both on station and in summer camp. But the boulders were just for fun!
4 thoughts on “Does this mean we’re in space?”
At 145,444 ft. you are at 44.331331 km or 27.546212 miles above sea level.
100 km, or about 62 miles above sea level, is the commonly used altitude for the beginning of space. This is known as the Karman Line.
The United States uses 80 km, or 50 miles above sea level, as the altitude for the beginning of space. This is where the mesosphere ends and the thermosphere begins.
[Answer, as reliable as it is, courtesy of Wikipedia…]
It’s cold outside, there’s no kind of atmosphere
I’m all alone (more or less)…
xox from Rimmer, Listie, Kryten and Cat
So that’s where the snow goes..out to the end of the world clattering rumbling on the way, all season every season..I like to watch – thanks to you we can. That is a lot of work bet they head back to the kitchen a lot.
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