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Perlan II glider airplane in the mountain waves of Spring in Sierra Nevada

Minden, USA - Key improvements to the experimental aircraft destined to touch the space without engine

Airbus Perlan Mission II, an initiative to fly a glider without an engine to the edge of space to collect ground-breaking insights on high-altitude flight, weather, and climate change, returned to flight this week at its US headquarters at the Minden-Tahoe Airport. Perlan Project Pilots Jim Payne and Miguel Iturmendi soared the pressurized glider to its highest altitude to date, reaching 30,615 feet. The...

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