MSNBC L3 typo turbo charges ‘space fall’ speed

During “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” MSNBC aired a lower third over its coverage of Felix Baumgartner’s “space fall” that said Baumgartner traveled “faster than the speed of light.”

That would have been quite a feat, considering the speed of light is 299,792,458 meters per SECOND. For you metric challenged folk out there, that’s 186,282 miles per second.

The speed of sound, meanwhile, is much less, comparatively speaking: 340.29 meters per second, or about 0.211446 miles per second.

H/T Mediaite.


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