Solar Impulse, the solar-powered plane piloted by Bertrand Piccard, co-founder, has officially entered Chinese airspace.
Piccard tweeted in his account, “And now officially in China! So much work to make this moment possible and so any great collaborations with China!”
And now officially in China! So much work to make this moment possible and so many great collaborations with China! pic.twitter.com/t43VQLzZ0m
— Bertrand PICCARD (@bertrandpiccard) March 30, 2015
Solar Impulse took off from Myanmar at 21:06 UTC to embark on its fifth leg ending in Chongqing, China as part of its Round-The-World tour without fuel. The flight from Myanmar to Chongqing will take roughly 20 hours and the first man to take a Round-The-World (#RTW) non-stop balloon flight, Piccard, mans the plane.
Solar Impulse’s prototype broke eight world records when it successfully became the first plane to fly at night, powered only by solar energy, between two continents.
Piccard, a psychiatrist, doctor, aeronaut, and André Borschberg, an engineer, fighter pilot and professional airplane and helicopter pilot, and also the company’s CEO, hope to completely travel the world in 2015.
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