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Karman Line: WHERE DOES EARTH END AND SPACE BEGIN?

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Karman Line: WHERE DOES EARTH END AND SPACE BEGIN?

  You might not think that there is a defined boundary between the Earth and outer space but there is.           But then again, you wouldn’t be wrong in thinking it is less a hard line like a border and more like a fluctuating definition of where and when Earth’s atmosphere ends and space begins.     This boundary between space and Earth serves as a legal mechanism for defining when a spacecraft is in Earth’s atmosphere - and possibly the airspace of a sovereign state - or in space where the laws are different and...

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