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SOLAR IMPULSE - Final Itinerary Across America confirmed

SOLAR IMPULSE - Final Itinerary Across America confirmed | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

Final itinerary revealed!

Solar Impulse’s 2013 Across America itinerary is now official!

 

Moffett Airfield (Mountain View, CA)Sky Harbor International Airport (Phoenix, AZ) Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (Dallas, TX) Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (St. Louis, MO)Dulles International Airport (Washington D.C.) John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York City)

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Looking forward tp follow you on each of these phases !.... and strongly encouraging everybody to be part of this historic experience ! 

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Le Solar Impulse dans la chronique

Le Solar Impulse dans la chronique | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it
L'actualité du ciel avec Philippe Lecaplain. Il revient sur l'avion qui a marqué la saison aéronautique 2011: le Solar Impulse, l'avion qui vole avec le soleil.
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Solar Impulse - A Pioneer Sun Salute !

Solar Impulse - A Pioneer Sun Salute ! | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The next milestone for the project, according to Piccard is the construction of a second prototype, the HB-SIB, with lighter, thinner solar cells and more efficient systems. This next iteration will expand the scope of solar flight to long-haul missions lasting several days, with a planned crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in 2011. The acme of the entire project is expected in 2013 when the plane will attempt to circumnavigate the globe in 25 days, dramatically abbreviating Jules Verne’s iconic dream of going around it in 80.

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Solar-powered plane to cross the U.S. in May

Solar-powered plane to cross the U.S. in May | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

The first crossing of the United States by a solar-powered plane is expected to start in just over a month, its creators said on Thursday, as they make final preparations for an attempt two years from now at the first round-the-world flight without any fuel.

Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard and project co-founder and pilot Andre Borschberg, whose Solar Impulse made its first intercontinental flight from Spain to Morocco last June, aim for their plane to take off from near San Francisco in early May and land at New York's John F. Kennedy airport about two months later.

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Franklin Delano Williams's curator insight, April 3, 2013 11:03 AM

Being from the "First In Flight" State of North Carolina, I'm very excited about this flight.  I see the end of fossil fuels for some transportation needs in the future...

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"Solar Impulse".... the solar plane challenging the Future.

"Solar Impulse".... the solar plane challenging the Future. | Aviation & Airliners | Scoop.it

With each of their great achievements, the adventurers of the last century constantly pushed back the limits of the impossible. Today, the drive to make new discoveries must go on, aimed at improving the quality of life on our planet. In building the first solar aircraft able to fly day and night, and piloting it right round the world without fuel or pollution, Solar Impulse's ambition is for the world of exploration and innovation to contribute to the cause of renewable energies, to demonstrate the importance of clean technologies for sustainable development; to save natural resources and reduce our dependency on fossil energy; and to place dreams and emotions back at the heart of scientific adventure.

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Solar Impulse HB-SIA flying over Paris

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Picture of the solar powered plane "Solar Impulse" HB-SIA flying over Paris when being the special Guest of the Le Bourget Air Show on June 2011

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