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.
And you, would you like to a be a pioneer in your own life?
A family heritage of exploration and pioneering spirit. A vision born in Bertrand Piccard's mind after the success of the first non-stop round the world balloon flight. The friendship with André Borschberg, engineer and entrepreneur, who leads the technical team. The commitment of 2 men who want to move the world.
The construction of the prototype: Solar Impulse 1. The development of Solar Impulse 2, the boldest airplane of our time. The attempt to achieve the first Round-The-World Solar Flight. The incredible technological and human challenges.
Before the attempt of flying around the world in 2015 with Solar Impulse 2, the first prototype already achieved successful flight missions across Europe, Morocco, and the United States. Each landing was the opportunity to reach out to governments, NGOs, universities and schools to spread the message about clean technologies.
«With each of their great "firsts", the explorers of the last century constantly pushed back the limits of the impossible. Today, the drive to make new discoveries must go on, with the aim of improving the quality of life on our planet.»
Solar Impulse 2 has achieved its #FirstFlight on Monday, June 2nd. Don't miss the next summer flights: follow us on www.solarimpulse.com, or make sure to leave your email or follow us on social network to get updates.!
Ready to take the challenge Amazers and Bertrand Piccard have created for you? Here is the message Bertrand wrote to introduce what it is all about:
I'm very excited to have you here – thanks so much for stopping by! My challenge to you is all about dreaming big, believing in yourself and facing your fears. It is designed for all those of you who want to achieve their goals and are looking to be inspired by like-minded people. I can’t wait to see you get started – so click “COUNT ME IN!” and accept my challenge!
Steps: This challenge is split into three consecutive steps that are all built upon each other. During each step, you will have seven days to post your submission; depending on the step, this may be something written or an image.
Guidance: Throughout the entire challenge, Bertrand will explain you the required actions of each step and provide you with the WHY you need to undertake them, by highlighting his personal experiences and lessons learned.
Community: You will participate in the challenge together with a community of 30 other people. See the below "How It Works" section for more information.
Requirements: No specific requirements are needed for this challenge – all you need is an open mindset!
Rewards: Solar Impulse will be giving out a number of unique rewards to participants who complete the challenge. The grand prize of the challenge will be to travel to Switzerland to meet Bertrand Piccard and see the Solar Impulse 2 airplane.
Our challenges are more inspiring and empowering when they are undertaken with other people. That’s why we have built a system that creates a new Challenge Community every time 30 users accept a challenge. This way, users start challenges at the same time, grouped in communities of 30 people in which they can engage amongst each other throughout the entire experience. Technically speaking, this means that a challenge can have an unlimited amount of participants while keeping the all-important community feeling within each of its individual communities of 30 people.
«Just imagine your energy reserves increasing during flight! To make this dream a reality, we had to make maximum use of every single watt supplied by the sun, storing any surplus in our batteries.»
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