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Already in 2008 the maiden flight of the Solar Impulse

Duebendorf, Switzerland - The world tour is awaited for 2011

The 49-year-old Swiss psychiatrist and aeronaut Bertrand Piccard has launched the challenge: in 2011 he aims at making the tour of the world with the second prototype of the Solar Impulse, aircraft exclusively alimented with solar energy, presented on Monday to the press (see the AVIONEWS report). It is a symbolic initiative, meant to sensitize the world's public opinion on the energy saving issue...

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