Solar impulse

04.09.14
The Solar Impulse 2 could fly around the world without a drop of fuel
04.09.14

The Solar Impulse 2 could fly around the world without a drop of fuel

The first time we flew around the world, it was 1924 and it took four pilots 175 days to do it. Fl...

By C. Velazco,   04.09.14
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06.07.12
Solar Impulse completes transcontinental flight, runs out of complimentary peanuts
06.07.12

Solar Impulse completes transcontinental flight, runs out of complimentary peanuts

The Impulse solar-powered plane has successfully completed its first transcontinental journey. It...

By D. Cooper,   06.07.12
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05.24.12
Solar Impulse takes off for Morocco on first sun-powered transcontinental flight
05.24.12

Solar Impulse takes off for Morocco on first sun-powered transcontinental flight

The sun-powered Solar Impulse plane is gradually working up to a trip around the globe, with the m...

By S. Silbert,   05.24.12
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05.14.11
Solar Impulse completes first solar-powered international flight, Captain Piccard returns to earth
05.14.11

Solar Impulse completes first solar-powered international flight, Captain Piccard returns to earth

We're big fans of charming, ungainly Solar Impulse, and of Captain Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borsc...

By J. Hicks,   05.14.11
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05.13.11
Solar Impulse's first international flight is underway (live)
05.13.11

Solar Impulse's first international flight is underway (live)

We've been following Captain Piccard's Solar Impulse solar-powered airplane for a few years now....

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09.12.10
Inhabitat's Week in Green: Tesla's Roadster 2.5, the world's smallest electric plane, and solar jellyfish goo
09.12.10

Inhabitat's Week in Green: Tesla's Roadster 2.5, the world's smallest electric plane, and solar jellyfish goo

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean te...

By Inhabitat,   09.12.10
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07.23.10
Zephyr solar powered UAV lands after a fortnight in the air (whatever that means)
07.23.10

Zephyr solar powered UAV lands after a fortnight in the air (whatever that means)

With all the excitement surrounding the solar powered UAV's record-breaking flights, we would be re...

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07.17.10
Zephyr solar UAV sets yet another flight record: 7 days and counting!
07.17.10

Zephyr solar UAV sets yet another flight record: 7 days and counting!

This certainly is an interesting time for solar powered flight. Solar Impulse just returned from a...

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07.08.10
Solar Impulse returns from 24 hour test flight 26 hours later
07.08.10

Solar Impulse returns from 24 hour test flight 26 hours later

Rest easy, fans of solar-powered aeronautics. Captain Piccard's Solar Impulse has safely returned a...

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