Space Glider finds home in Minden

Perlan_MindenA historic space glider is preparing to break world records in summer 2016. The Airbus Perlan glider is making waves in aviation starting in Minden. The mountain waves of air are what Jim Payne loves about flying his glider over the area. Those waves will help him fly in Argentina where he plans to break a world record this summer. „Minden, Nevada has some of the best waves in the United States,“ said Payne. „We’re on the cusp of doing exploration to the atmosphere.“ He’ll be flying the Airbus Perlan Mission II around Minden for the next several months to prepare for his flight up 90,000 feet up into the air. At that high up, pilots will need oxygen masks. The glider is designed to be pressurized so pilots feel like they’re in space, but on an airplane. Mehr im Bericht von kolotv.com.

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