The solar airplane Solar Impulse 2 performed its #First Flight on June 2 in Switzerland. The experimental solar aircraft successfully landed after a maiden flight of 2 hours 17 minutes! Learn more about the First Flight of Solar Impulse 2 here: http://www.solarimpulse.com...
WHAT IS SOLAR IMPULSE ? The only airplane of perpetual endurance, able to fly day and night on solar power, without a drop of fuel. Our challenge is to attempt the First Round-The-World Solar Flight in 2015. A way for Bertrand Piccard, André Borschberg and their team to demonstrate how pioneering spirit, innovation and clean technologies can change the world.
Flight report : Take-off time: 2 June 2014 5h36min CET Landing time: 2 June 2014 7h53min CET Highest altitude reached: 1670 mètres (5500 ft) Average ground speed: 55.6 km/h (30 kt)
If you want to discover in 40 min what Solar Impulse is about, watch those 5 videos that will give a glimpse of what we have been achieving since #HB-SIA first Flight Mission. Feel free to share those videos and ask us question!
Our objective is to realize the #First Round-The-World #Solar Flight in 2015! www.solarimpulse.com
With the Google Hangouts, people of all ages across the globe can be partake in free live online video conferences with Solar Impulse Co-founders and Pilots often including special guests such as Solar Impulse Patrons, James Cameron and Erik Lindbergh, or world-renowned organizations and universities. Get more information here: http://www.solarimpulse.com/en/educational-activities