Flying around the world with no fuel
For all those who are interested in Solar Power, this might be a great development to follow along.
You might have heard about Solar Impulse , an aircraft powered with solar cell energy that is attempting to become the first solar powered airplane to fly around the world. The aircraft is able to fly day and night powered only by solar energy, NO standard fuel required.
The current prototype called Solar Impulse 2 is scheduled to start a 12-leg flight around the World in March 2015, starting in Abu Dabhi. It is expected that the whole tour will take about five months. A pretty exciting adventure, don't you think?
The Solar Impulse is a Swiss private funded project led by Bertrand Piccard and André Borscheberg, that had it first flight in 2009, although the project started around 2003/2004.
If you want to know more about this, they have setup a website with detailed information about the project:
If they are successful on their attempt, it will surely be a boost for Solar Energy and all other clean energy uses and projects.
If you were giving the opportunity to be a crew member of the Solar Impulse 2, would you embark in such an adventure?
I know alicanary wouldn't mind flying on this solar power aircraft.
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