Former NASA research pilot, Einar Enevoldson, is building an engineless sailplane -- think: glider -- that can fly to 90,000 feet. To that end, he started the
with the goal of developing a plane that could gather atmospheric data for scientists to improve climate models. In 2016, the team will test a plane in the mountainous regions of Argentina, where it will ride the air currents nearly up to the edge of space.
Future Airplanes To Be Faster And Eco-Friendlier