Thursday, March 25, 2010

See The World As It Is: James May at the Edge of Space

Instead of dribbling in front of Neighbours this evening as we downed apple pie for dessert (mmm, apple pie *Homer Simpson moment*), husband thought he'd plug in the laptop to the telly and show me this amazing clip from James May's On The Moon series for the BBC.

With the same dry wit we're used to on Top Gear, May hops aboard a 1950's U-2 spy plane and goes to the "edge of space". The awe-inspiring views from way, waaaay up there are absolutely breathtaking, rendering the day to day minutae we stress about, somewhat insignifcant. As he notes, "if everbody could do that once, it would change the face of global politics, religion, education..."

He also notes, inconveniently at that height in a spacesuit, that he needs to scratch his face.

There are several versions on Youtube - or you could go the old fashioned route and try to catch this fantastic series on the telly.

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