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.

Published On 05/16/2016
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