Space this way!

Had a fascinating chat with my friend and producer John Raymonds the other day about getting into space. I had so many misconceptions about the process and hadn’t really considered the ridiculous number of variables necessary to do what seems like a fairly simple thing. I, like many people had basically assumed that you just pointed your rocket up kept going until you hit space and floated around weightlessly. The reality is so much more difficult…and expensive!
And here’s the article that inspired this little tirade:

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