The gift of wings: Bertrand Piccard, André Borschberg & Solar Impulse 2

  The round the world solar Airplane Click to enlarge

There’s still some work to be done before Solar Impulse 2 takes to the skies in 2015, carrying with it the spirit of adventure, innovation, and humanity’s dreams of flight as it travels around the world. As the plane is officially unveiled today, April 9, we talked to pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg to find out how they feel about the upcoming mission, how they’ve prepared, and how the new plane compares to Solar Impulse HB-SIA.