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Airplanes. Airbus Perlan II glider into history

Toulouse, France - It makes successful first flight, begins journey to 2016 world record flight to 90,000 feet without an engine

"The Perlan 2 glider, the world’s first engineless aircraft designed to reach the edge of space, achieved its successful first flight yesterday in a historic moment about 5,000 feet above Roberts Field, the Redmond Municipal Airport in Oregon, USA", according to a press release diffused today by the industry. The first test flight of the aircraft, which next year will attempt to set a new world a...

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