Video: Take A Ride In The Dragon Lady to the Edge of Space

James May from Top Gear rides in a U-2 spy plane

The Lockheed U-2, nicknamed “Dragon Lady“, is a single-engine, very high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft operated by the United States Air Force and previously flown by the Central Intelligence Agency. It provides day and night, very high-altitude (70,000 feet / 21,000 meters), all-weather intelligence gathering. The aircraft is also used for electronic sensor research and development, satellite calibration, and satellite data validation. [Source: Wikipedia]

This is an awesome video that demonstrates just how capable technology and man are. A related article is the recent post “YouTube Movie: First Orbit” .

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  1. Rick,

    That was one amazing experience, how would you top that?

    Background music was inspiring also.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Chers,
    John

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