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Perlan Mission II aircraft sets new world record for glider altitude

El Calafate, Argentina - Engineless reaches 52,172 feet, breaking record set by Perlan 1 in 2006

Airbus Perlan Mission II, the world’s first initiative to send an engineless aircraft to the edge of space, made history yesterday in the Patagonia region of Argentina by soaring to over 52,000 feet and setting a new world altitude record for gliding. Chief pilot Jim Payne and co-pilot Morgan Sandercock completed this historic Perlan 2 flight from Comandante "Armando Tola International Airport" i...

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