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Bertrand Piccard is the initiator and visionary behind Solar Impulse, the very first airplane capable of flying perpetually without fuel. It is in his DNA to go beyond the obvious and achieve the impossible, like he also did when circumnavigating the globe nonstop in a balloon. The ocean depths and the stratosphere attracted his father and grandfather; the challenges of our time fascinate him. Since he launched the first flight around the world in a solar airplane, his ambition has been to leverage a pioneering spirit for a useful contribution to the cause of renewable energies and clean technologies. With his dual identities as medical doctor and explorer, Bertrand has become a voice heard among the most distinguished institutions across the globe as a forward-thinking leader for progress and sustainability.

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Logbook and News

Logbook

25/07 - 2016

An Endless Adventure

From the beginning, my goal has been to promote the global implementation of clean technologies for a better quality of life. The way I found to make this attractive and visible was to accomplish the first... - read more

Logbook

24/07 - 2016

My Ups and Downs with Solar Impulse

As I am about to complete the last leg of the Round-The-World adventure, something I’ve been dreaming of for so long now, many memories of this amazing experience are coming back to me. Here are some of... - read more

Logbook

12/07 - 2016

How to raise $170 million for a crazy idea

At the origin of Solar Impulse in 2002, there was no money, no team and no technology. Nothing more than a crazy idea of achieving the first-ever solar flight around the world, with the objective of promoting... - read more

News

03/08 - 2016

Media Release

Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg complete the first ever roundthe-world solar flight– a historic achievement without a drop of fuel   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 26 July 2016... - read more

News

27/07 - 2016

Live conversation with Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon thanks Bertrand for upsetting the conventional wisdom and expanding the boundaries of the possible to help humanity, while he flies Si2 for the last flight of the round-the-world... - read more

News

27/07 - 2016

“Tomorrow” with French actress Marion Cotillard

The French actress Marion Cotillard thanks Bertrand for making the world dream and giving it hope for the future. She hopes she and her son can see the plane and meet him one day. Bertrand, who is flying... - read more

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