GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 12956 posts, RR: 79 Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3317 times:
This program was shown first on the BBC last year, as part of the extensive programming celebrating 40 years since Apollo 11.
James May flew on the U-2 since along with the need to wear a pressure suit - the early U-2's also in effect prototyped the operational spacesuits which the Mercury program used, as well as being the only way to get the nearest to space without riding a rocket.
Of course, once he might have gone up in a twin seater SR-71.
So not only the Space Program which cannot do what was possible 40 years ago.
Though it was a good program, nothing revelatory for enthusiasts, made up by being entertaining.
May has also been in the rear seat of the Harrier T.10 and Typhoon T.2, lucky man.