May the 4th – At the Edge of Space

Instead of posting something from Star Wars on this May the 4th, I present James May’s flight to the Edge of Space. James May, of Top Gear fame, is a space geek. He was able to secure a flight in a training U-2 spyplane last year and the BBC was able to document it. Here he is taking off and flying to 70,000 feet. While, from a strictly technical point of view, he is only about 3/5 of the way into space, he is at the point where the atmosphere is so thin there is more vacuum than atmosphere.

If this doesn’t move you, you’re dead.  Actual flight starts at 22m, 55sec



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