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Across America 2013: Solar Impulse Prepares For Flight From Phoenix To Dallas
2013-05-21 13:21:54

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Solar Impulse team of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg is preparing for the second leg of the Across America 2013 tour, which will see the zero-fuel HB-SIA airplane fly from Phoenix, Arizona to Dallas, Texas. Piccard took the helm for the first leg of the journey on May 3, taking off from Moffett Field in Mountain View, California in the solar-powered aircraft. He left the runway shortly after 6:12 a.m. PDT and soared...

Solar Impulse Team Takes To The Skies Over San Francisco For Test Flight
2013-04-25 11:51:08

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Beginning in May, the Solar Impulse team of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg plan to take their solar-powered aircraft on a high-soaring journey across America. In preparations of that historic-to-be flight, Piccard took to the helm for a day-long tour over San Francisco Bay, giving spectators a look at the HB-SIA aircraft in action. The flight began just after sunrise Tuesday morning as Piccard shot off the runway at Moffett...

Solar Impulse Team Ready For Across America Zero-Fuel Flight
2013-03-30 07:05:26

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Eight months after the Solar Impulse team of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg completed an international flight from Toulouse, France to Ouarzazate, Morocco and back again, the duo are now planning an Across America US tour. Piccard and Borschberg´s HB-SIA zero-fuel airplane has proven that an aircraft can fly both day and night solely on the power of the Sun. In the US, they plan to fly from coast-to-coast, making...

Solar Impulse 2015: Around The World In A Solar-Powered Airplane
2012-12-04 10:35:35

[Watch Video: Learning To Fly A Solar Plane] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With a recent record-setting intercontinental flight using only the power of the sun still fresh in their minds, Bertrand Piccard and his partner Andre Borschberg are now setting their sights on the future. The duo that took wing on the Solar Impulse aircraft from Switzerland to Morocco and back again, are now planning for a world tour, becoming the only people to fly around the world...

Solar Impulse Completes First Zero-Fuel Intercontinental Roundtrip Flight
2012-07-24 19:07:05

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has been quite a journey for two Swiss visionaries, one a Businessman who trained as a pilot in the Swiss air force and flew missions for 20 years and the other a psychiatrist who became the first person to fly around the world in a hot air balloon; the pair today completed the first ever intercontinental roundtrip flight using only the power of the Sun. Psychiatrist Bertrand Piccard and businessman Andre Borschberg first set...

Solar Impulse Returns To Europe, Lands Safely In Madrid
2012-07-07 09:17:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After lifting off early Friday morning, July 6, and undergoing challenging conditions, the Solar Impulse HB-SIA aircraft of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg landed safely in Madrid, Spain at 1:19 a.m. (local time) on July 7, completing the African/European connection of the Project´s journey. Pilot Piccard took off from Rabat-Sale International Airport in Morocco and flew toward Tangier and then over the Strait of Gibraltar,...

Solar Impulse Flight To Madrid Rescheduled
2012-07-05 14:38:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Solar Impulse team of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg have rescheduled the second-to-last-stage flight of their journey home, a journey that has so far taken them more than 2,400 miles and across two continents flying only on the energy of the Sun. The flight from Rabat-Sale International Airport in Morocco to Madrid, Spain was originally scheduled for a 3 July liftoff, but was later postponed due to extreme high- and...

Solar Impulse Continues Journey Home With Flight To Madrid
2012-07-02 12:43:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After having flown more than 2,400 miles without a drop of fuel, the Solar Impulse HB-SIA aircraft of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg will continue its journey home, with the next flight scheduled to depart from Rabat-Sale International Airport in Morocco at about 8:00 a.m. (local time) July 3, 2012, and arrive at Madrid-Barajas Airport in Spain around 1:00 a.m. on July 4. The flight will take Piccard, who will be at the...

Solar Impulse Plans Return To Rabat And Journey Home
2012-06-28 12:54:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Now that the Solar Impulse team of pilot Andre Borschberg and project coordinator Bertrand Piccard have successfully completed their mission to Ouarzazate, Morocco, they will begin the preparations for their return home to Switzerland, with a return flight to Rabat-Sale International Airport planned for Friday, June 29 at 6:30 a.m. (local time). The first leg of the journey home will take Borschberg and the Solar Impulse aircraft...

Second Time's A Charm: Solar Impulse Touches Down In Ouarzazate
2012-06-23 08:41:02

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com About a week after the Solar Impulse team had to surrender its flight from Rabat-Sale International Airport in Rabat to Ouarzazate, Morocco due to high winds and unbearable turbulence, pilot Andre Borschberg successfully guided the solar-powered aircraft to touchdown in Morocco´s southern region after a 17-hour-plus flight. Landing in Ouarzazate at 12:25 a.m. (local time) on June 22, Borschberg has completed the Solar Impulse´s most difficult...