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    First bicycle 1817 Karl von Drais - First plane flight December 17, 1903 Wright brothers This plane crossed USA without fuel, just on solar power. It can fly day and night. Taken after historic landing July 6 2013 JFK airport. Pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg started this project to prove how pioneering spirit and latest clean technologies can find solutions for the future. Flight across the world 2015. We have come very far and the world is still changing everyday.
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
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    Lighting 280
    Creativity 254
    Story 227

    The community has selected this image of a solar-powered plane (which crossed the United States without fuel) as the Viewer’s Choice winner for the Explore Our Changing World assignment. The future looks bright indeed with such great strides being made combining clean technologies and transportation.

    Cory Richards
    National Geographic Photographer
    2241 comments
    laura f.
    laura f.

    Simply amazing! Congrats!

    Janet Wathey
    Janet Wathey

    Congratulations, Juan.  A wonderful and well deserved honor for this lovely image!

    Alan Hammond
    Alan Hammond

    The future is limitless and I do plan to visit the Solar Impulse site based on your recommendation.  Much deserved congratulations Juan for a great capture and story my friend.  Very well done! You Inspire!

    Migz Nthigah
    Migz Nthigah

    The future is bright and beautiful indeed. Great story...very cool photo :)

    Naldo P.
    Naldo P.

    Loving your shots Juan! I was reading the Nat Geo mag and saw your photo there!!!  Congrats!!

    Eureka Ennis
    Eureka Ennis

    Juan,

    I just keep returning to this image.  It is obviously very special and has touched so many people.  One of those rare moments in time so perfectly captured and preserved.  Congratulations once again.

    Farzaneh Fardid
    Farzaneh Fardid

    Nice shot, good information

    thank you Juan

    Are you a pilot? 

    or

    Are you working in Air force...?

    SASI P
    SASI P

    Great Picture Sir!


    CR T.
    CR T.

    It's great! Thank you for letting me know this!

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @laura f. Like I always do, I recommend that you visit the website of the Solar Impulse plane. It is an amazing project and a monument to human spirit and determination. They achieved what everyone thought impossible and now are preparing to go around the world next year just on solar power.

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @laura f. Thank you very much Laura for stopping by my pictures and for your nice compliment.

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @Janet Wathey Thank you very much Janet. This image was taken last year after the successful crossing of America on just solar power of this beautiful and amazing plane. It was one of the most exciting moments in my life.

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @Migz Nthigah Dear Migz, dont forget to visit the website from Solar Impulse. They are in the final stages of preparation for traveling around the world just on solar power on their second plane in 2015.

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @Savannah Chappus I recommend that you visit the Solar Impulse website Savannah. They just tested a new plane that is going to fly around the world next year. It is very exciting.

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @Naldo P. You should stop by the Solar Impulse website and check out the brand new plane they have. It is schedule to travel around the world just on solar generated power around the world.

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @Naldo P. Thank you very much Naldo for your kind words and for your time visiting my gallery.

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @Eureka Ennis You should check the Solar Impulse website Eureka. They are now preparing everything for their flight around the world next year.

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @Alejandro Merizalde I highly recommend you stop by the Solar Impulse website Alejandro. They are now getting ready with their new airplane to fly around the world.

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @Farzaneh Fardid Thank you very much Farzaneh for your kind words and for stopping by my gallery. No, I am not a pilot. I would love to though.

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @Yashaswini Pandey Thank you very much Yashaswini. This plane has been replaced for a newer version that just completed its first flight last week. They are going to fly around the world next year.

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @SASI P Thank you very much Sasi. I appreciate your words and time visiting my gallery.

    Farzaneh Fardid
    Farzaneh Fardid

    @Juan Osorio @Farzaneh Fardid

    My husband is a doctor too

    but laboratory techniques are his favorite

    specially ELISA technique...

    and also fishing!

    have success Juan

    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Jul 6, 2013
    Date Uploaded: Jul 8, 2013
    Location: Rochdale Village, New York, United States
    Camera: Canon EOS 7D
    Focal Length: 10 mm
    Shutter Speed: 8/1 sec
    Aperture: f/8
    ISO: 160
    Copyright: © Juan Osorio
    Categories: Adventure, People, Space
    Assignments: Explore Our Changing World, The Night