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06/06/2012 Solar Impulse completes first intercontinental flight

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Solar Impulse Mission 2012: Flight Madrid-Rabat - Landing

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Solar Impulse Mission 2012: Flight Madrid-Rabat - Bertrand Piccard's preparation

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Solar Impulse Mission 2012 - Ouarzazate

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Solar Impulse Mission 2012 - Best Moments

The aircraft was a single-seated monoplane powered by photovoltaic cells. During its first transcontinental flight Solar Impulse was piloted by Bertrand Piccard, a 54-year-old Swiss psychiatrist, and balloonist. The flight took 19 hours. The pilot was exhausted but happy. In 2016, Solar Impulse 2, equipped with more powerful engines circumnavigated the Earth.
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    • Essentials 

    • Project development and funding 

    • ''Solar Impulse 1'' (HB-SIA) 

    • ''Solar Impulse 2'' (HB-SIB) 

    • Honours 

    • Future projects