James May Rides in a U2 Spy Plane

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  1. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Saw this video and decided to share.

    Breathtaking.

    Reminds me of the "High Flight" poem.

    Considering that the U2's maiden flight was in 1955 and that it was designed using slide rules, it's all the more remarkable. :)
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    The whole program was good and certainly worth a watch if you can find a copy...
     
  3. sushi thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks.

    Found it on YouTube in three parts. Watching it now. :)
     
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    James May is an excellent presenter, he gives a wonderful nerdy look at quite a few things.

    Great documentary, I'd recommend anyone remotely interested in science, history, space or avionics to watch this one. :)
     
  6. iGav macrumors G3

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    It was, but he could've saved himself all that "cocking about" with the space suit and stuff, and simply gone up in a Lightning like Professor Brian Cox did… you know, that thing that intercepted the U-2 @ 88,000 ft. :D
     
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    That really was incredible and really entertaining.

    I always liked Captain Slow despite his nerdiness. And I believe he learned how to cock about while doing something serious from Jeremy Clarkson mostly. (which I approve :D)
     
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