ADVENTURER FOSSETT HAS TEST FITTING OF PRESSURE SUIT IN OMARAMA.
American adventurer Steve Fossett undergoes a test fitting of his
pressure suit at the Perlan Project workshop in Omarama July 24, 2002.
The Perlan Project is an effort to take a German DG505 glider past the
existing record of 14,938 metres (48,996 feet), through severe
turbulence and extreme temperatures to 18,288 metres (60,000 feet). If
the mission succeeds, a pressurised sailplane will be built to attempt
reaching about 30,000 metres (100,000 feet), on the edges of space.