Rocket above the Earth on Soviet-made fighter jet in VR

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23.12.2017

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Rocket over 70,000 feet high on this insane Soviet fighter jet. Only astronauts fly higher!

From 70,000 feet, the curvature of the Earth comes into view. The fog of the atmosphere hovers below. This perspective of the planet we all call home looks like an optical illusion.

Typically, reaching altitudes higher than the length of Manhattan is a feat attainable only by astronauts. With the edge of space flights from aviation adventure company MiGFlug, that’s no longer the case. Join VRtually There for a ride on a supersonic jet in the video.

The Mikoyan MiG-29UB Fulcrum is a Soviet-built fighter jet capable of reaching speeds of up to 1,500 miles per hour. The flight begins at the Sormovo airfield around 250 miles east of Moscow. Soon the plane is climbing through the cloud deck. The vast expanse of the open sky is astounding.

Grab a g-suit and prepare to travel faster than the speed of sound in the video above.

Learn more about edge of space flights: http://www.migflug.com

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