[TDIH] Apollo 1 is launched

On Oct 27, 1961, Apollo-1 is successfully fueled and launched. It reaches an apex of nearly 137km, before coming down and splashing in the ocean.

For reference, planes can’t fly higher than 25km because there isn’t enough air to support flight, a common definition of “being in space” starts at 100km.

130km is the distance between New York and Philadelphia, Paris and Reims are 140km apart, and there are 120km between Sydney and Newcastle.


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