Published: 20 January 2006
In 1997 Bertrand Piccard and his partner Brian Jones achieved the last great aviation feat of the 20th century: the first non-stop round the world balloon flight.
Piccard and his team are now taking on a spectacular human and technological challenge with a new team:
Around the world with a solar airplane.
Read all about it:
Solar Impulse - the official website
Popular Mechanics: Bertrand Piccard's Solar-Powered Circumnavigation - Sept. 2005 Cover Story