First Solar Airplane Flying Around the World

Solar Impulse founders Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg.
Image source: Solar Impulse
 
Solar Impulse prototype 8 has just landed in Ahmedabad (India) and is ready to take flight to Varanasi. History was made after the Solar Impulse prototype’s 8 became the first solar airplane ever to fly through the night around the globe. Pilots and the founders of Solar Impulse, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg are on a mission to fly around the world adventure: the 2015 round-the-world flight.
 

Watch live tracker: http://www.solarimpulse.com/rtw

Flight is not just a demonstration of the technology but also an education. In the following image, Piccard and Borschberg are giving interviews to the media and talking to children. What better way to educate kids but to share their real-life journey?


Piccard and Borschberg are giving interviews to media and talking to children.
Image source: Solar Impulse