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Solar Impulse pilots review aircraft technology

Article | Jun 18, 2013

Solar Impulse’s pilots use a media event at Washington Dulles to show off the aircraft’s clean technology.

Solar Impulse lands at Washington Dulles

Article | Jun 14, 2013

Fourteen hours and four minutes after departing Cincinnati, Solar Impulse landed at Washington Dulles International Airport. The aircraft landed at 12:15 a.m. Eastern June 16.

Solar Impulse reaches St. Louis on zero fuel

Article | Jun 04, 2013

There was a moment on the flight of the solar-cell and battery-powered Solar Impulse when Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard thought clouds might rob his aircraft of power.

Solar Impulse moves on despite tornado damage in St. Louis

Article | Jun 03, 2013

Solar Impulse will fly from Dallas/Fort Worth to St. Louis June 3 despite a hangar at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport that was damaged by tornadoes.

Solar Impulse’s next stop: Phoenix

Article | May 03, 2013

The solar-powered Solar Impulse aircraft continued its U.S. tour May 3, departing San Francisco and a flight over the Golden Gate Bridge to make its next stop in Phoenix.

Solar Impulse flies over Golden Gate Bridge

Article | Apr 25, 2013

The solar-powered Solar Impulse aircraft continued its world tour by flying over San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge on April 23.

Pilot Briefing

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2013

It’s already reached 30,300 feet—a world record for a solar-powered airplane (and beyond expectations)—and stayed aloft 26 hours and 10 minutes for another solar-powered record. Sun power Solar Impulse prepares for U.S.

Airplane with no fuel to cross United States

Article | Nov 30, 2012

Solar Impulse, the sun-powered 25-knot airplane from Switzerland with a wingspan greater than 200 feet, will be flown to Los Angeles for a trip across the United States in 2013. The flight will be announced in December.

NASA mission could help protect GPS

Article | Sep 05, 2012

NASA has launched a two-year effort to learn how better to predict the behavior of the Van Allen radiation belts that circle Earth, behavior that can at times threaten GPS and other satellite communications. Two satellites are orbiting through the belts of highly charged particles that protect the planet from solar storms and "space weather."

Around the world in a solar plane

AV8RS | Sep 01, 2012

rtrand Piccard and André Borschberg of Solar Impulse have already proven their one-seat airplane can travel day and night using no fuel.