Video: Suit up with a NASA high altitude ER-2 pilot Stu Broce as he prepares for a scientific research mission flying as high as 70,000ft in the agency’s modified cold war spy plane!

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MOST PILOTS PREP for flight by going over some paperwork, checking some numbers, maybe packing a few granola bars if there’s no meal service. Stu Broce climbs into a spacesuit, spends an hour breathing pure oxygen to ward off decompression sickness, and thinks about the flavoured goop he’ll suck through a straw as he gazes at the curvature of the Earth from 70,000 feet up.

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