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