I recently got around to watching the trip James May (from the incredible Top Gear) took in a U2 spyplane to the edge of space. This one: Show/Hide
Towards the end, he said that if everyone did this, it would change the world, referring to the Overview Effect.
And I wondered: Would I take an opportunity like this?
I'm not sure.
The answer surprises me. I like adventure, I like space, so what's the holdup? I'm afraid of heights. And those are some SERIOUS heights. And the margins on velocity... ridiculously slim (really, look it up and be amazed at the engineering feat of 50 years ago, that the spyplane works at all).
But I'm not sure I would pass it up either. I mean, adventure, guys! ADVENTURE! NEAR SPACE!
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