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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

MiG-29 to the Edge of Space


MiG-29 Edge of Space flight - Outside camera #2 - full length

This video is a little long and there isn't much to see, but the telemetry feed along the bottom edge makes for some interesting reading. I recorded the altitude every minute and plotted the numbers on a chart.
MiG-29 Altitude
They jet up to 40,000 feet, which is normal cruising altitude for jet aircraft, poke around for a bit, then they give it the beans and shoot for the sky. They reach their maximum altitude of 58,100 feet (11 miles) at the 10:48 mark in the video.

For the price of a small car, MiG Flug will take you to the edge of space. On one hand it's ridiculously expensive, on the other hand, you can just buy a ride, you don't have to have your own military industrial complex.

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