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Perlan II Project Progressing »

The Airbus Perlan Mission II team, which aims to fly a pressurized glider to a record of 90,000 feet, is continuing its flight-test program in Minden, Nevada. Airbus CEO Tom Enders visited the site last weekend, and went for a flight in the glider with the project's chief pilot, Jim Payne. "Experiencing the Perlan 2 glider in flight was truly remarkable," said Enders. "Airbus Perlan Mission II is all about pushing the boundaries of innovation, refining our understanding of our environment and climate change, and inspiring a new generation of aerospace pioneers. We're honored to see this dedicated team of volunteers carry our name on a journey that will eventually take them to the edge of space." More

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