“If everybody could do this once, it would completely change the face of global politics, religion, education, everything…” says James May upon his return from this amazing once in a lifetime (or maybe not) trip.
We all have a certain mind view of the Earth seen from different distances, but that view is most of the time without feeling. It takes a bit of reflection to realize what the pictures show, what the colors mean, and what a wonder that it.
Now see the video below and imagine how seeing this puts (your) life in perspective. As the description says, it is surely the most amazing and humbling view to be seen by any human on a regular basis. The only people to have gone higher are the SR-71 pilots and the astronautics, of course.
The video is part of a TV special, “James May On The Moon”, which was made to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landings. The Lockheed U-2 – aboard of which May is flying in the video – is a reconnaissance aircraft that outlived its junior, SR-71 (which was last used in 1998). The U-2 is close to ‘retirement’ as well, and it’s being replaced with the RQ-4 Global Hawk.
Watch to the end.
(Sorry for having a SR-71 in the cover picture, couldn’t find something different)