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2014-05-13 12:21:42

PARIS, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Serious game Altran has launched "Mission Altran", a serious game on Facebook designed to enable the public to live the

Solar Impulse's Bertrand Piccard Completes 72-Hour Simulation Flight
2013-12-21 07:04:35

Bertrand Piccard has successfully completed a mock 72-hour flight in the HB-SIB cockpit replica in preparations for the upcoming Solar Impulse World Tour, set to take off in 2015.

Solar Impulse Goes Virtual: Piccard Attempts 72-Hour Simulated Flight
2013-12-17 08:15:14

The Solar Impulse team of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are busy planning for their upcoming 2015 World Tour and to better prepare for the mission, simulation testing is an important step in the overall process.

2013-07-26 23:22:07

Presence Switzerland (PRS), the office responsible for Switzerland’s image abroad, which supports the project, has made a very positive assessment of Solar Impulse’s “Across America Mission,”

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

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.

Solar Impulse Makes History As First To Fly Across America Powered Only By The Sun
2013-07-07 07:04:31

Swiss Pioneers of aviation Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg have made history with their successful Across America 2013 project, landing safely at JFK International Airport in New York late Saturday night, July 6.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.


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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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