Virgin Galactic claimed as having achieved “spaceflight” with SpaceShipTwo – but we will stick with the Karman line thank you

Virgin Galactic claimed as having achieved “spaceflight” with SpaceShipTwo – but we will stick with the Karman line thank you

The US Air Force has traditionally awarded its pilots “astronaut wings” if they have exceeded 50 miles (80km) in altitude.  Others who support this limit of where “space begins” include astrophysicist and spaceflight expert Dr Jonathan...