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The Air Force flies six flights to South Pole daily between October and February, traveling about 730 nautical miles each way.
The 747-8 promises 16 tons less carbon emissions per trip over the 727-200 and has an extended range that allows trips from Washington to Hong Kong—7,730 nautical miles—without a layover.
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships are on a 163-day overseas training cruise that began in May and will cover approximately 30,000 nautical miles with ports of call in eight countries.
Ships are also being sailed more efficiently, often by slowing them down, which reduces the amount of fuel consumed per nautical mile.
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NAUTICAL MILE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nautical mile for English Language Learners
: a unit of distance equal to 1,852 meters or 1.15 miles that is used for sea and air travel
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