#Lockheed U-2 #Flight – 70,000ft (2 Seat TU-2 #Trainer – #space #tourism)


First Important Note:
The music is called “Flight” performed by Ty Unwin especially for this show.
I’m sad to say that it is not currently available on its own.
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Check out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfP8Mm_1fXw
For clips from the training as well as some alternative scenes from the flight.

Surely the most amazing and humbling views to be seen by any human on a regular basis. The view from a U-2 cruising at 70,000ft as the sky above turns black and the curvature of the Earth is visible.
Despite first flying over 50 years ago, the U-2 continues to serve in the USAF, having outlasted its Mach 3 replacement, the SR-71 (also from Lockheed).

The only people to have gone gone higher on any sort of regular basis were SR-71 pilots.
Astronautics have, of course, gone higher still, but certainly not on a regular basis.

There is a special message at the end of the video that I hope can be taken to heart by all.

~ per Àngel Hormigo a 28 Agost 2011.

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