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23 May 2010

Amazing NASA Video Shows How Thin The Air Around Earth Is

Some amazing video from NASA today. It was from a camera on the solid rocket booster during the launch of Atlantis last week. I think the second clip here is the best. Watch the clock and notice how quickly the sky changes from the bright blue of a spring day in Florida to the black of space. Less than two minutes. The layer of air surrounding our planet is frightfully …

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