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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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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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07.03.09
Captain Piccard unveils Solar Impulse HB-SIA solar-powered plane
07.03.09

Captain Piccard unveils Solar Impulse HB-SIA solar-powered plane

You might have seen solar-powered planes before, but few of them come with as much world-changing...

By Vlad Savov,   07.03.09
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