I'm replying to my own post with a question.
Does anyone know if NASA's intended definition of the edge of space at 50 miles is 50 miles statute or nautical? One converts to 80.5 km and the other to 92.6 km. Of course the average person on the street does not the difference between the two or that there is even a difference. But I was under the impression that NASA's use of miles was nautical in nature and thus the edge of space as defined by NASA should be about 93 km. The nautical definition puts the boundary much closer to the accepted metric definition.
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