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Bertrand and André recipients of 2017 Further Award from National Geographic
18/06 - 2017

Bertrand and André recipients of 2017 Further Award from National Geographic

On the 17th of June, as part of the National Geographic Explorers Festival, Bertrand and André were awarded the 2017 Further Award in recognition of their pioneering solar-powered flight around the world.

Click here to watch the speech delivered by Bertrand Piccard following reception of the Further Award

the National Geographic Explorers Festival brings together the most fascinating and innovative scientists, conservationists, explorers, and storytellers to share—with one another, and with the world—how their discoveries and ideas are creating change for the better. You can watch the videos from the Explorers Festival here.

the Further Award recognizes leaders in exploration whose work is innovative, timely and impactful. Hence why the pilots of a Solar Impulse were a natural choice, as much for the achievement as the message it spread about the possibilities afforded to us by clean and efficient technologies.


Short video preceding the awarding of the Further Award to Bertrand and André

 

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