The Perlan project has a goal of inspiring young people to seek careers in math, science, engineering, and research.  We are developing partnerships with schools and museums to further math and science education.  Use the flights of the Perlan to partner teachers with field researchers and to involve students in practical math and science projects in the classroom.

Educational partners:




 Museums:  It is our mission to create interactive and inspirational displays that will educate and inspire young people to seek careers in math, science and research.


Seattle Museum of Flight:  Steve Fossett and Einar Enevoldson soared the Perlan I research glider to a new record altitude for gliders of 50,761 feet in polar vortex induced waves over El Calafate, Argentina on August 30, 2006.  The Perlan I is now on permanent display at the Seattle Museum of Flight.


 How you can help: We are seeking funding for two full-scale museum displays of the Perlan II aircraft and interactive educational displays to educate and inspire young people.  One is destined for the soaring museum in Minden, Nevada and the other for the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.