RootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 39 Posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2466 times:
Fly with the sun
What a beautiful concept. This should become true when the Swiss physician Bertran Piccard, first man to fly around the world on a baloon with Brian jones will fly a Solar power plane around the world .His family has an adventurous heritage
"His objective is to use a great human adventure for an improvement that will promote the survival of the planet"
The project's name plane's name will be "solar impulse"
He will get the support of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL, the swiss equivalent of MIT. The big difficulty is to be able to store enought energy to fly during the night .
The first tests should start in 2007 and he hopes to fly by 2009
A man without the knowledge of his past history,culture and origins is like a tree without roots