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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

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

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

Logbook

01/07 - 2016

A new world

The urge to succeed becomes an obsession, but thousands of kilometers and waves still lie ahead of me. At times, I am overwhelmed by bursts of emotion, quickly suppressed by my concentration in the present... - read more

News

27/07 - 2016

Live conversation with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Bertrand Piccard discusses with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon while he sits in his solar-powered airplane during Solar Impulse's last flight on the round-the-world adventure.   - read more

News

27/07 - 2016

Live conversation with Marion Cotillard

Bertrand Piccard discusses with Marion Cotillard, award-winning actress, while he sits in his solar-powered airplane during Solar Impulse's last flight on the round-the-world adventure.   - read more

News

27/07 - 2016

Live conversation with Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann

Bertrand Piccard discusses with Johann Schneider-Ammann, Swiss President, while he sits in his solar-powered airplane during Solar Impulse's last flight on the round-the-world adventure.   - read more

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