Solarflight

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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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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07.07.10
Solar Impulse begins 24-hour test flight, lets you watch the whole thing live
07.07.10

Solar Impulse begins 24-hour test flight, lets you watch the whole thing live

Boy, these Franco-Swiss research teams sure do like to exhibit their work to the world. After the L...

By Vlad Savov,   07.07.10
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04.08.10
Captain Piccard's Solar Impulse completes first full test flight, nears another frontier (video)
04.08.10

Captain Piccard's Solar Impulse completes first full test flight, nears another frontier (video)

We've tracked this solar-powered tub from its announcement last year, through its first runway test...

By Vlad Savov,   04.08.10
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12.04.09
Captain Piccard's Solar Impulse takes flight
12.04.09

Captain Piccard's Solar Impulse takes flight

They said it couldn't be done. They laughed and questioned what would happen when the sun sets, but...

By Vlad Savov,   12.04.09
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11.24.09
Captain Piccard's Solar Impulse starts runway testing
11.24.09

Captain Piccard's Solar Impulse starts runway testing

Good news, kids -- the solar-powered jet with globetrotting ambitions has started sneaking out of t...

By Vlad Savov,   11.24.09
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04.06.09
Sunseeker II solar-powered plane begins its European tour
04.06.09

Sunseeker II solar-powered plane begins its European tour

It's been years since Solar Flight's Sunseeker aircraft made its way around the States, and now the...

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