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Solar Impulse Team Recap Across America 2013
2013-07-20 06:42:48

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A little less than two weeks after the Solar Impulse team of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg landed safely for a final time on American soil, the duo recently recapped the Across America 2013 mission and take a look at what is on the horizon. The HB-SIA II prototype, a zero-fuel airplane built in Switzerland by a private team of civilians had become the first successful aircraft to fly from coast to coast both day and night...

Across America 2013: Solar Impulse Prepares For Final Leg To New York
2013-07-05 06:17:42

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Solar Impulse team of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are now preparing for the final flight of their HB-SIA zero-fuel airplane in the Across America 2013 campaign. Borschberg will take control of the solar-powered airplane for this final leg of the journey from Washington, DC to New York. Borschberg is scheduled to take off from Washington Dulles International Airport on Saturday, July 6 at around 5:00 am EDT. The...

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...

81st Anniversary Of Amelia Earhart's Transatlantic Flight Observed
2013-05-22 10:57:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While May 20th may have come and gone just like any other day this year, the day stands out as a landmark date in aviation history for not one, but two events, both occurring exactly five years apart. It was 86 years ago this week that Michigan-native Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly across the Atlantic — from New York to Paris — in his Spirit of St. Louis aircraft in 33.5 hours. Lindbergh officially...

Looking For Lost 'White Bird' Plane From 1927 Transatlantic Flight
2013-05-10 13:57:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A Frenchman is heading up the fifth search for a plane that disappeared over 80 years ago when two pilots attempted to complete a transatlantic flight. Rachel Kaufman, writing for the National Geographic News, wrote a report about how Bernard Decré is attempting to find the plane of Charles Nungesser and François Coli. The two pilots, flying the White Bird aircraft, set off to fly from Europe to North...

2011-05-05 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) FRIDAY, MAY 6: FIRST TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT Profile America -- Friday, May 6th. Most people know that Charles Lindbergh was the first to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in May 1927. But fewer are aware that the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic made its historic journey eight years earlier....


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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