Sunday, July 7, 2013

Solar Impulse plane ends American odyssey

Solar Impulse plane ends American odyssey with fears, tears and cheers
7 July 2013 - The Swiss-built Solar Impulse airplane ended its two-month-long, solar-powered trip across America with a nail-biter of a flight from Washington to New York on Saturday.

"Maybe if I didn't have 10 cameras pointed at me, I would cry," Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard, one of the pilots for the coast-to-coast journey, said just before the 11:09 p.m. ET landing at New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport.


What Solar Impulse stands for is renewable energy — not just electric aircraft, but use of solar power in general, and this is something that’s going to be fundamental and critical to the survival of the human race," Cameron said. "You've got people that are standing for something, committing themselves, putting their personal asses on the line to make a point for the betterment of human civilization, and I greatly applaud that." read more>>>

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