No, the image you’re seeing above wasn’t captured by a satellite or astronaut at the ISS, but rather a glider. That’s right, David Windestal sent a glider to 100,000-feet attached to a weather balloon. One caveat: Windestal was unable to land the plane at his feet as he had hoped. Continue reading for the video and more information.
Here’s what David has to say about the project: “There were a lot of things to take into consideration when building the Space Glider. For instance, during the ascent the temperature can drop to minus 40 or even 50°C. I had to make sure that the electronics, batteries and servos all could survive and operate with such a harsh environment.