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Solar Impulse pilot and co-founder Bertrand Piccard.

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  1. Pharther Phurther March 31, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    My mistake. He did mke it;

    http://www.solar-flight.com/sunseeker/index.html

    During August of 1990, The Sunseeker crossed the country in 21 flights, with 121 hours in the air.

    First this century, perhaps.

  2. Pharther Phurther March 31, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Not the first. The first attempt was Greg Raymond in 1992. Lack of funding made the journey inoperable, not unlike many of these innovative ideas in the 90’s. Greg easily flew the SunSeeker up and down CA. It had space-grade cells and state of the art nickel cadmium batteries. Pic: http://www.automorrow.com/solplane.jpg

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