A 6,503 km flight without using a single drop of fuel
Mission accomplished for solvay with solar impulse!
Solar Impulse completed its coast-to-coast flight across the USA when it touched down in New York Saturday July 6, 2013 at 11:09 pm local time.
“My first words are for Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg. It is with great pleasure that we welcome them in triumph at the end of an outstanding scientific and human adventure that we have actively supported over the past 9 years. Because we share the same values, because we are determined to contribute to a better future, we are proud to have played a part in the success of this project. We are already prepared to support Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg in their forthcoming challenge to fly around the world in 2015. I would like to thank the Solar Impulse teams for making our dreams come true!” said Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, Chairman of Solvay’s Executive Committee.