Perlan II Sets a New Altitude Record for Gliders

September 14, 2017 12:51 AM
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High above the mountains in southern Argentina, two pilots recently set a new altitude world record for gliders. They hope the ability of their plane to reach the edge of outer space will turn it into a research platform and inspire young people to pursue careers in science and engineering. VOA's George Putic spoke to the pilots about their experience.