Wonderful Flight to the Edge of Space
Wonderful flight to the edge of space
MIG-29 "Fulcrum" flight to the edge of space is a spectacular and very emotional experience. Depending on weather conditions and total weight of the plane the flight will take you to altitudes between 68,000 - 72,000 feet (20 - 22 kilometers). These are the capabilities. The altutide what you can reach on your flight day is depends of weather conditions of the flight day.
During the flight to the edge of space German artist Michael Najjar used the footage and the pictures for his arts line "Outer Space". His interest was to go high as possible, and to do a lot of rolls. Both you can see in this video. Test pilot Yuri Polyakov flown him through the soundbarrier, to the edge of space and did a lot of rolls during the descent from high above. The stunning pictures of Earth's atmosphere are a result of this flight.
The Mikoyan MiG-29 is a twin-engine jet fighter aircraft designed in the Soviet Union. Developed by the Mikoyan design bureau as an air superiority fighter during the 1970s, the MiG-29, along with the larger Sukhoi Su-27, was developed to counter new American fighters such as the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle, and the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon. While originally oriented towards combat against any enemy aircraft, many MiG-29s have been furnished as multirole fighters capable of performing a number of different operations, and are commonly outfitted to use a range of air-to-surface armaments and precision munitions.
Michael Najjar performed a high altitude MIG-29 flight to the edge of space. Michael Najjar is a german artist, adventurer and - future astronaut. Born in 1966, he has lived and worked in Berlin since 1988. His work is shown in museums, galleries and biennials around the world. He works with photography and video. The focus of his work is on key elements of our modern society driven and controlled by computer and information technologies. Najjar, widely seen as a visual futurist, transmutes science, history and philosophy into visions and utopias of future social structures emerging under the impact of cutting-edge technologies.
His current work series "outer space" deals with the latest developments in space flight and the way they will shape our future life on earth and in earth's near orbit. He used the footage and the pictures for his arts line "Outer Space". His interest was to go high as possible, and to do a lot or rolls. Both you can see in this video. Test pilot Yuri Polyakov flown him through the soundbarrier, to the edge of space and did a lot of rolls during the descent from high above. The stunning pictures of Earth's atmosphere are a result of this flight.
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