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Solar Impulse Plane Prepares for First International Flight

Posted By Laura K. Cowan On April 29, 2011 @ 7:18 pm In Green Transportation,News,Renewable Energy,Solar Power | 1 Comment

Solar Impulse, solar plane, Bertrand Piccard, green transportation, alternative transportation [1]

The Solar Impulse [2] solar plane, which in 2010 [3] demonstrated it could harvest enough energy [4] by day to stay aloft all night, will soon take its first international flight. The team will be headed by Bertrand Piccard [5], the man who piloted the first non-stop round-the-world balloon flight, and will leave from Brussels on May 2nd.

Solar Impulse, solar plane, Bertrand Piccard, green transportation, alternative transportation [6]

The Solar Impulse [3] team needs the permission of authorities to pilot its plane, which has the wingspan of a Boeing 777, through international air traffic networks. After the flight attempt, the Impulse is expected to be shown at the International Paris Air Show in June.

Via Huffington Post [7]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/solar-impulse-plane-prepares-for-first-international-flight/solarimpulse3/

[2] Solar Impulse: http://inhabitat.com/solar-impulse-plane-prepares-for-switzerland-test-flights/

[3] in 2010: http://inhabitat.com/the-solar-impulse-undertakes-an-incredible-trans-switzerland-flight/

[4] energy: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=energy

[5] Bertrand Piccard: http://www.bertrandpiccard.com/fr/index.php

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/solar-impulse-plane-prepares-for-first-international-flight/solarimpulselead-3/

[7] Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/28/solar-impulse-to-take-fir_n_854820.html

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