MIAMI – Last Friday, NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) an MOU to collaborate and support commercial space activities. Suborbital flight would let you travel halfway around the world in less than an hour.
A suborbital spaceflight is one where the spacecraft reaches outer space but its trajectory intersects the atmosphere so that it will not complete one orbital revolution, much like an artificial satellite, or reach escape velocity. Despite not quite getting into orbit, suborbital travelers would still technically enter space.
These flights would reach altitudes of up to 100 km. “That’s well beyond the Kármán line, the point above sea level that marks the start of space,” points out read more ⇒
Source:: “Airways Magazine”