Thursday, October 2, 2014

James May at the Edge of Space

"Top Gear" (the English one, not that poseur American version) is one of my favorite TV programs.

One of the presenters, James May, is an avid Space enthusiast.

He did a spectacular show a few years ago on the 40th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landings.

He's also one of the few civilians to get a ride on the trainer version of the U2 aircraft, and did a film about it.

It's quite entertaining in a low-key sort of way, and I found it quite enjoyable to watch.

These days, 70,000 feet isn't considered the "Edge of Space", but he also explains that.

Enjoy!



2 comments:

  1. Low key entertainment is what we used to call entertainment. I really enjoyed this, thanks.

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  2. Yep, no CGI, no explosions or car chases!

    May is almost reverent in his dealings with this project, and his "James May on the Moon" show was the same way.

    You can he's genuinely awed by the space program, and has great respect for on of the things America used to lead the world in.

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