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Airbus sets sights on the stratosphere with glider flight

from Digital Journal

Airbus completed a test flight of a glider set to eventually travel to the edge of space, in a pioneering step into the stratosphere. The Perlan 2's flight, from an airstrip in the western U.S. state of Nevada, took place two hours after the planned 1:45 start time due to heavy rain. It lasted just a few minutes — instead of 30 minutes to two hours as scheduled — because the aircraft is considered more efficient in dry weather, according to chief pilot Jim Payne. more

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