What size type would you need to reach the Moon from the Earth with a single instance of the word "Helvetica?"


Following up on Ben Terret's calculations on the number of unkerned 100pt pieces of normal cut Helvetica it would take to stretch to the Moon (2,826,206,643.42), Jason Kottke has calculated the type-size necessary to reach the moon with a single instance of the word Helvetica (282.6 billion points -- "the 'h' would be 44,600 miles tall, roughly 5.6 times as tall as the Earth").

Helvetica! In! Space!