Pushing the frontiers of flight by soaring into near space, Perlan Mission II is an aeronautical and scientific adventure to fly a non-powered sailplane (glider) up to 90,000 feet, higher than the U2 spy plane, the SR-71 Blackbird and any other airplane has ever flown, and bring back information that will advance aerospace technology and aerodynamics research.  And, by flying right into the ozone hole, we will do research into how high altitude weather patterns drive ozone extinction and contribute to global climate change.