Airbus Perlan Glider Preps For Altitude Record Bid

Credit: Perlan glider: Airbus
After modifications to heat critical systems and improve control sticks, the Airbus-sponsored Perlan 2 stratospheric glider has reached 30,615 ft., its highest altitude yet, in test flights in the U.S. The modifications were made after initial testing completed in September in El Calafate, Argentina...

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