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Born into a dynasty of explorers and scientists who have conquered the heights and depths of our planet, Bertrand Piccard made the first ever non-stop round-the-world balloon flight. As a psychiatrist, aeronaut and lecturer, chairman of the Winds of Hope charitable foundation, and a United Nations Environmental Program Goodwill Ambassador, he combines science and adventure in order to tackle some of the great challenges of our times. By initiating the Solar Impulse project and aiming to fly round the world in a solar airplane, he is seeking to promote technologies that help conserve our planet’s natural resources.
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Solar Impulse:
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Inflight conversation with Ban Ki-moon

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Vision, pioneering spirit
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29/05 - 2016

The Future of Aviation

When my grandfather invented the pressurized cabin and made the first flight ever in the stratosphere in 1931, one of his goals was to demonstrate that it was possible to reach an altitude where fuel consumption... - read more


26/05 - 2016

Here I am Lehigh Valley!

Here I am Lehigh Valley! That sunset was a wonderful finishing touch to a great cleantech flight from Dayton    Happy to see so many children tonight! W/ #solarimpulse I want to inspire future generations... - read more


25/05 - 2016

Flying to Lehigh Valley International Airport

I am airborne, flying to Lehigh Valley International Airport with the moon by my side. Goodbye ‪Dayton‬ and thank you for your warm welcome!  Goodbye #Dayton! #solarimpulse engineers did a wonderful... - read more

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21/05 - 2016

Good flight to Dayton Andre Borschberg!

Watching Solar Impulse silently lift off is beautiful. Science fiction in reality! Good flight to Dayton Andre Borschberg! - read more


18/05 - 2016

UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn

Bertrand Piccard, Solar Impulse CEO and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador, will deliver a video address from a stop on the Solar Impulse’s round-the-world, solar-powered flight at the UN Climate Change Conference... - read more


03/05 - 2016

André Borschberg initiated the Crossing of the United States

The warm Arizona air welcomed André Borschberg to Phoenix Goodyear Airport at 3:55AM UTC, 5:55AM CET on May 3rd, and 8:55PM MST on May 2nd. After spending a few hours cruising at 22,000 feet in cold temperatures,... - read more