Top Gear’s James May rides in a Lockheed U2 spy plane to the edge of the earth’s atmosphere and gets very emotional to say the least due to the spectacular views at 70,000 feet. Continue reading to watch.

It was created in the 50s, flying for the first time in 1955, and despite some being shot down over the Soviet Union, Cuba, and China, the fleet is still in use today.

[via Gizmodo]