• Question: what is the atmosphere like up there

    Asked by michaelfox to Arlene, Colin, David, Eugene, Paul on 21 Nov 2012.
    • Photo: Paul Higgins

      Paul Higgins answered on 21 Nov 2012:

      The atmosphere gets thinner as you go higher. On top of Mount Everest you need an oxygen tank to breathe!

    • Photo: David McKeown

      David McKeown answered on 21 Nov 2012:

      Once you get into outer space (100km up) there is no atmosphere at all. Just a vacuum. Completely empty, super cold (-270 degrees) and completely quiet.