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That space between the weapon and the target where the trajectory does not rise 1.8 meters (the average height of a standing human). This includes the area encompassed by the beaten zone. See also beaten zone.
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junk surrounding Earth; FIRST Sputnik 1 launched in 1957
The danger space
was first described by Grodinsky and Holyoke in 1938 as the loose areolar tissue that extends from the skull base to the diaphragm between the alar and prevertebral divisions of the deep layer of the deep cervical fascia.
Infections in the previsceral space may reach the mediastinum by spreading through the neck or breaking through the alar fascia to reach the danger space
(the retrovisceral space).