Ten years ago on Aug. 29, 2006, Steve Fossett set a gliding world record that still stands today.
Flying with former NASA test pilot Einar Enevoldson, the pair hit an absolute altitude of 15,460 m while flying in mountain wave above the Andes in Argentina.
The flight was the successful culmination of the Perlan Project, which had been set up by Fossett and Enevoldson in 1999. The aim of the Perlan Project was to fly a glider into the stratosphere, to the edge of space. [Read more…]