A team of amateur rocketeers show us what they did on their first test flight without any help from NASA. They built a two-stage amateur rocket which flew to 293,488 ft (55.6 mi/89.5 km). This rocket is called MESOS (short for mesosphere) because it is designed to fly there. The mesosphere is the third layer of Earth’s atmosphere situated between 31 and 53 miles (50-85 km) above the surface. The amazing part about this rocket is it reached this altitude on less than 41,000 N-s of total impulse (full O-class high power rocket motor)! Capable of carrying the equivalent of a 16 oz can of beer/energy drink as a payload, this rocket flew two GoPro Hero 9s cameras with modified rectilinear lenses. Both stages are recovered via parachutes and are reusable. This video covers the development and the launch of this record breaking rocket. I hope you enjoy it!
All you Flat Earth nuts out there cannot say NASA lied on this one. The MESOS team used two cameras with rectlinear lenses so you cannot claim that it is an effect of fish-eye lenses.
The second stage of the rocket reached an apogee of 293,488 ft (55.6 mi/89.5 km). That is the highest point of the parabolic flight path above the earth’s surface. You’ll notice the blackness of space because above 31 miles (50 km) the atmosphere is extremely low density and it does not scatter sunlight. The thin blue haze above the surface is the atmosphere. It shows how thin that layer is compared to the diameter of the planet.
The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows His handiwork.Psalm 19:1 KJVER
Notice also that the second stage of the rocket never bumped into the solid dome of the alleged firmament that the FE followers falsely claim the Bible says is up there. The word “firmament” (firmamentum in Latin) is translated from the Hebrew word “raqia” which means “expanse”, which is not some solid dome. Though the Hebrew word “raqia” does connote “hammered” or “stamped out” like beaten metal. As a physicist I would suggest that this is God’s description for the cosmic substratum which is extremely dense in virtual particle energy coming from the vacuum. That means it still contains energy — a lot of energy.
Space above 50 km altitude is an extremely good vacuum and as such matter can move through it. But it is extremely rigid in terms of space. Nevertheless it is not a layer which is impenetrable.
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