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Glider to Surf the Sky to the Edge of Space

Perlan 2 pilots will search for high-altitude updrafts of air, known as mountain waves, that form over the Andes.

May 16, 2016
1:15 PM EDT
Perlan lead pilot Jim Payne, front, and Airbus chief executive Tom Enders, serving as co-pilot in rear, aboard Perlan 2 during a May 9 test flight in Nevada. | Airbus