For the first time in history, an airplane has succeeded in flying night and day without fuel, powered by nothing but solar energy. Record-breaking flights across Europe, the Mediterranean Sea and the United States brought worldwide attention to the Solar Impulse endeavor, launched by Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, proving the enormous potential of clean technologies to protect the natural resources of our planet, and the importance of pioneering spirit to create a brighter future.
From San Francisco (Silicon Valley) to New York, more than 8,5 billion media impressions related Solar Impulse's endeavor to promote renewable energies› Re-live the Across America Mission
In spring 2012, Bertrand and André achieved the First intercontinental flight, covering 6'000km without a drop of fuel, from Switzerland to Ouarzazate, via Madrid, Rabat and Toulouse › Now boarding for Morocco 2012
Absolute height: 9235 m (30300 ft)
Duration: 26 hours, 10 minutes, 19 seconds
Free distance: 1506.5 km (936 miles)