A glider (!) reached 76000 ft

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A glider (!) reached 76000 ft

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A glider reached 76000 ft

http://www.perlanproject.org/

Just imagine getting to 76000 ft without an engine. Pretty impressive...
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Re: A glider (!) reached 76000 ft

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I've been following these guys since the beginning. Really nice to see the headway they've made recently...3 broken records in a week!
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Re: A glider (!) reached 76000 ft

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It’s incredible considering they have 2 people on board as well, imagine how much higher it could go with only 1 person because they could make everything lighter. I would be extremely curious what kind of coffin corner it ends up being at those altitudes
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Re: A glider (!) reached 76000 ft

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"Its true flight speed at 90,000 will be 350 knots" -- in a glider! Sounded crazy until I put the numbers in a TAS calculator; could be around 30kts IAS... Amazing.
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Re: A glider (!) reached 76000 ft

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Space is at 330,000 ft.
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Re: A glider (!) reached 76000 ft

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It still can't get there on it's own
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Re: A glider (!) reached 76000 ft

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desben wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:23 am
"Its true flight speed at 90,000 will be 350 knots" -- in a glider! Sounded crazy until I put the numbers in a TAS calculator; could be around 30kts IAS... Amazing.
The U2 flight manual has a lot of numbers like this. It mentions Mach 0.8 at 70,000 feet as being 120 KIAS.

...laura
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