James May at the Edge of Space

James May at the Edge of Space


The presenter undergoes rigorous training at a US Air Force base in California before boarding a U-2 spy plane for a flight that will take him 70,000ft above Earth. Along the way he has to learn how to eject from his cockpit in an emergency, how to survive the 13-mile fall back to terra firma and how to wear a space suit worth $250,000.

Cast & Crew

Presenter James May
Director Paul King
Executive Producer Aidan Laverty
Producer Paul King
Producer Phil Dolling