Footage Taken From Civilian Tourist Flights in a MiG-29 Aircraft Zooming Along at the Edge of Space

MiGFlug operates flights that take off from the Sokol plant airbase in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia using Mikoyan MiG-29 aircraft to take tourists on flights near the edge of space at 75,500 feet. A video from 2012 shows off the experience well.

Probably the most amazing experience in the world – the Edge of Space flight in the MiG-29 Fulcrum. Depending on weather and temperature, you can reach up to 20-22km altitude, 17km is guaranteed. Only astronauts and cosmonauts aboard ISS will fly higher at this point. You can clearly see the curvature of the Earth. The atmosphere looks like a blue fog, covering the Earth far below. Over you the sky turn very dark, sprickled with countless stars. An incredible view that only few people enjoyed so far!

via The Aviationist, The Awesomer