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

More Spaceflight Articles

NASM Celebrates 40th With... »

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, in Washington, D.C., will stay open all night on Friday, July 1, to celebrate the building's 40th year. The... More

Competition On For Reusable... »

Three aerospace teams will compete for a military contract to further develop their ideas for a reusable unmanned spaceplane that can make daily flights over... More

Last Space Shuttle Tank... »

External Tank 94, a 69,000-pound artifact from NASA's space shuttle program, is en route to a permanent home at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.... More

SpaceX Lands Rocket On... »

SpaceX landed its unmanned rocket on a seaborne platform Friday, the first success after four failed attempts to get the rocket launched and then returned,... More

NASA-JPL Dawn Mission Team... »

The NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Dawn Program Team is the winner of the 2015 Robert J. Collier Trophy, the National Aeronautic Association announced. The... More

New Film Profiles Gene Cernan »

Only one person on Earth can claim the title "The Last Man on the Moon," and a new documentary film by that name takes a look at how Gene Cernan has been... More