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Across America 2013: Safe Landing For Bertrand Piccard In Storm-Ravaged St. Louis
2013-06-04 07:35:43

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After a non-stop flight in the zero-fuel airplane, Solar Impulse co-founder Bertrand Piccard touched down at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport at 1:28 a.m. CDT on June 4, 2013, a little more than 21 hours after taking off from Dallas-Fort Worth. This was Piccard´s longest flight to date in the solar-powered airplane. The team´s arrival at St. Louis marks a key point in the Across America 2013 mission, as Piccard...

Severe Weather Across Mid-West Challenges Solar Impulse Project
2013-06-03 07:28:36

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Solar Impulse team of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg is facing a difficult challenge as it took off for St. Louis this morning. Besides a lingering threat for severe weather along the flight route, Friday´s wrath of storms damaged the hangar at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport to the point that it cannot be used. Despite the storm damage in St. Louis, the Solar Impulse team has moved ahead with the third...

Across America 2013: Solar Impulse Scheduled For Leg Three Flight On Monday
2013-06-02 09:17:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Leg three of the Across America 2013 project is scheduled to take off on June 3 with Bertrand Piccard returning to the helm of the HB-SIA zero-fuel airplane. The Solar Impulse team of Piccard and Andre Borschberg will continue on from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on Monday, weather permitting. According to an emailed statement, the team said a positive weather window is opening...

Across America 2013: Solar Impulse Sets World Record For Longest Zero-Fuel Flight
2013-05-23 06:02:33

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After an early morning take-off from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Wednesday May 22, Andre Borschberg completed a world record flight to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in his co-owned zero-fuel airplane. The Solar Impulse team of Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard are on a five-leg journey from coast to coast taking turns flying their HB-SIA aircraft as they flea hop across the USA. On leg two of the journey,...

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...

Across America 2013: Zero Fuel Airplane Lands Safely In Phoenix After First Leg
2013-05-04 08:00:43

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Update (May 4, 8:00 a.m.) After taking off from Moffett Field in Mountain View, California at 6:12 a.m. (PDT) on May 3, the Solar Impulse HB-SIA aircraft arrived at its destination in Phoenix, Arizona safely. The flight, which lasted 18 hours and 18 minutes, landed at 12:30 a.m. on May 4 at Phoenix´s Sky Harbor International Airport. "We've been dreaming about crossing the United States for years — the land of...

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...


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Solar Impulse
2014-04-11 10:27:07

The Solar Impulse is a Swiss made long-range solar-powered aircraft project. It was developed at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. The project’s goal is to circle the Earth with a piloted fixed-wing aircraft, powered only by solar energy. Bertrand Piccard, a Swiss aeronaut leads the project who was a co-pilot with Andre Borsch berg a Swiss businessman, in the first balloon to circle the Earth non-stop. The Swiss aircraft is a single-seat monoplane which can stay airborne...

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