December 10, 2012

Solar Impulse To Fly 'Round the World

Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg showed up on a recent episode of "60 Minutes", explaining to Bob Simon how they plan to make a voyage with their Solar Impulse around the world without using any fuel this spring. They have already taken test flights during the night and experienced both cold and darkness. Pilots Piccard (no relation to Jean Luc) and Borschberg plan to spend 20 days and nights to make the trek, storing energy in the day to get them through the nights. Check out the episode as the training, performance and mindsets of the two is fascinating viewing at the very least.

via CBS

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at December 10, 2012 11:06 AM
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