Flying the Global Hawk

An unpiloted aircraft system, operated by NASA and designed to gather atmospheric data, has completed its first flight over the Pacific and Arctic oceans.

The flightmap of the Global Hawk's first flight.
On its April 7, 2010, flight, the Global Hawk flew approximately 4,500 nautical miles along a flight path that took it just south of Alaska's Kodiak Island. The flight lasted 14,1 hours and flew up to 60,900 feet in altitude.
courtesy NASA/Dryden