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Project Aims to Study Stratosphere Via Aerospace Firm's Glider

A glider designed by Airbus Group successfully completed its maiden flight Wednesday ahead of next year’s attempt to reach the edge of the space. The ultimate goal is to study the stratospheric weather, which seems to have more influence on Earth's climate than previously thought. Because gliders are engineless, they must be towed by powered planes to a certain height. From there, they use natural updrafts, also called mountain waves, to soar through the sky. That is why their wings...

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