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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 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.
After a non-stop flight in the zero-fuel airplane, Solar Impulse cofounder 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.