The Airbus Perlan 2 glider made a successful first flight on Wednesday, paving the way for a promising future of high altitude soaring. The manned aircraft was towed to an altitude of 5,000 feet before it was released from its tether, but next year the Perlan Project aims to break records by sending it nearly 20 times…
Government funding for space travel ain’t what it used to be. Private organizations are our best hope for exploring beyond Earth’s increasingly noxious atmosphere, and to get your cash they’re turning to Indiegogo and Kickstarter to fund ambitious space missions. Unfortunately, most of the projects are bonkers messes…
As if living to be a centenarian isn't badass enough, a 100-year-old woman from Suffolk, England celebrated her birthday by doing a loop-de-loop in a stunt glider.
This photo and video of a daredevil from the Red Bull Skydiving team holding a glider while riding another glider makes me giddy with joy and excitement. First, because it's simply amazing—one stunning, extremely difficult stunt that they executed perfectly.
On July 23, 1983, in the small town of Gimli, Manitoba, Captain Robert Pearson and Co-Pilot Maurice Quintal expertly glided a 100-ton Boeing 767carrying 69 people to a safe landing without engines, air brakes or flaps, and minimal control of the aircraft.
Remember those awesome polystyrene toy planes that used to come in paper sleeves? They were the coolest, right? Well, now you're all grown up, how about a grown-up equivalent—in the shapes of these gorgeous wooden gliders.