September 21, 2015 - The Perlan 2 glider, the
world's first engineless aircraft designed to
reach the edge of space, will, weather
permitting, attempt its first flight, a historic
moment in global aviation that will open up a
world of new discoveries related to aeronautics,
climate change and space exploration.
On Wednesday, at approx. 11:00 AM Eastern time
will make its first flight from Robert's Field,
Airport, Redmond, Oregon.
The Perlan 2 glider has been developed by the
Perlan Project, a volunteer-run, nonprofit
endeavor headed by leaders in aerospace and
engineering, supported by Airbus Group and a
group of other sponsors that includes Weather
Extreme Ltd., United Technologies, and BRS