The Cockpit of Solar Impulse

Solar Impulse recently landed in Nanjing, China. The next flight on May 5th, to Hawaii, will host the pilot five days and nights in this not very comfortable cockpit of the solar plane.

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Solar Impulse will cover the 8172km (4412 nautical miles) journey to Hawaii, with Bertrand Piccard in the cockpit, for an estimated time of 120 hours.

The Cockpit of Solar Impulse (2)

Swiss explorers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg are the founders, pilots and driving force behind Solar Impulse, the first airplane of perpetual endurance, able to fly day and night without a drop of fuel. By attempting the first Round the World Solar Flight, they want to demonstrate that clean technologies and renewable energies can achieve the impossible. For the Solar Impulse team, pioneering spirit and innovation can change the world.

via gizmodo

source Solar Impulse