In 2013, Solar Impulse 1 crossed the United States of America from coast to coast, from San Francisco to New York City.
Here's the best of it, in case you missed it!
Solar Impulse has completed the historic crossing of the United States, west to east, over a 2-month period in the summer of 2013. On the footsteps of aviation pioneers like the Wright brothers and Charles Lindbergh, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg underwent the coast-to-coast challenge to spread a message demonstrating what can be done with the spirit of innovation and with clean technologies.
This year's mission was made possible thanks to the support of Solar Impulse partners Solvay, Schindler, Bayer MaterialScience, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, SunPower, and the Swiss Confederation.
The "Across America" mission at a glance:
• 3-4 May 2013: First leg San Francisco/Moffett Airfield — Phoenix/Sky Harbor
• 22-23 May 2013: Second leg Phoenix/Sky Harbor — Dallas/Fort Worth
• 3-4 June 2013: Third leg Dallas/Fort Worth — St. Louis/Lambert Airport
• 14-15 June 2013: Fourth leg St. Louis/Lambert Airport — Washington DC/Dulles via Cincinnati
• 6 July 2013: Fifth and last leg Washington DC/Dulles — New York/JFK
WHAT IS SOLAR IMPULSE ?
The only airplane of perpetual endurance, able to fly day and night on solar power, without a drop of fuel.
Our challenge is to attempt the First Round-The-World Solar Flight in 2015. A way for Bertrand Piccard, André Borschberg and their team to demonstrate how pioneering spirit, innovation and clean technologies can change the world.
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