Walking to outer space
327, 360 feet. Or 62 miles. It’s known to science as the Von Karman Line. That’s where Earth’s atmosphere ends and outer space begins.
It’s not that far really. Think of it this way; if the Earth were the size of an apple, the thickness of our entire atmosphere would only be as deep as the skin on that apple.
Most of us go about our daily lives, hardly ever (if ever) realizing just how close to the top of our heads outer space really is.
To put it further into perspective, driving from Bristol VA to just this side of Wytheville (or if you head the other way, to Greeneville TN) is about the same distance as we are from actually entering outer space if we were to travel straight up.
Yet. To reach outer space one must escape Earth’s gravity. Which takes a lot of energy and power.
By this year’s end I fully intend to walk “straight up” - toward outer space - for 62 miles. Well, at least that far - and likely a bit more.
I will complete this feat quite safely and at very little monetary cost. I will use no modern technology. And no need to buy a space suit.
Here is perhaps an even more amazing statement; there is a very real possibility that you can join me on my journey. Well, you might not reach outer space quite as quickly as I plan to do it, but with enough time and effort - you can truly do it, too. I promise.