Solar Impulse’s 2015 around-the-world flights will be a test of pilot endurance, and the prep is beginning now with a cross-Atlantic “flight.”
Solar Impulse is developing its next generation sun-powered aircraft for an around-the-world attempt, which it will make with Google as a key partner.
Damaged wing? No problem. The Solar Impulse airplane motors on, finishing its cross-country journey in New York City.
A moist layover in Cincinnati can’t keep the Solar Impulse airplane from completing the St. Louis-D.C. leg of its cross-U.S. journey.
Expected crosswinds and headwinds force Solar Impulse to split Friday’s planned St. Louis-Washington, D.C., trip into two legs, with a stopover in Cincinnati.
The sun-powered Solar Impulse airplane leaves Dallas for St. Louis, where it will make use of a revolutionary inflatable hangar at storm-damaged Lambert Airport.
The sun-powered Solar Impulse airplane rides downdrafts and updrafts to safely arrive in Dallas after a record-breaking 868-mile flight from Phoenix.
The remarkable, sun-fueled Solar Impulse airplane departs Phoenix at 4:47 this morning, headed to Dallas as its cross-country journey resumes.
The flights stretch on for 18 hours or more. So what does the Solar Impulse pilot do when he has to, you know, go?
The solar-powered Solar Impulse airplane has drawn big crowds to see it in Phoenix, where it will stay until at least May 20 before resuming a cross-U.S. trip.