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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.
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 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.
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory researchers have broken their own endurance record with their fuel cell powered Ion Tiger Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).
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.
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.
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.
Officials from the international governing body for air sports records have confirmed that a solar-powered aircraft set a new standard for longest time spent in flight back in July.
The UK-built Zephyr unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) took its place in history by becoming the first aircraft to stay afloat for 336 hours and 24 minutes.
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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