Scientific American Read on The Perlan Mission

Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders (L) and chief pilot Jim Payne (R) stand with the Airbus Perlan 2 manned glider prior to their test flight May 7, 2016 at Minden-Tahoe Airport in Minden, Nevada. Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY AFP, Getty Images

Earlier this month, Nature recently released an article on the Perlan Mission, “Glider Aims to Break World Record—and Boost Climate Science” by Declan Butler. The article discussed the mission’s goal for the glider to attempt to break the world altitude record for gliding by reaching 90,000 ft on atmospheric mountain waves. The glider will carry scientific instruments for climate, aerospace and stratospheric research that cannot be done using other means. Lastly, the article discussed the initial goals of the project and the future of the Airbus Perlan Mission II as they continue their flights in Argentina and moving into 2017. Below is the article again featured on Scientific American.