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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.
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    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.

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    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @Ahmed Samir Thank you very much Ahmed for your visit and nice words. The Solar Impulse plane is now on its journey around the world on just solar energy. I was wondering if you live in any of the countries that the plane is going to visit.

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @samuel g. Thank you very much Samuel. I appreciate your visit and comment. Did you know the Solar Impulse plane just started its journey around the world? Have you visited their website?

    Tejbir Singh
    Tejbir Singh

    It has landed here in Varanasi, 3 hours go but sadly the delays in Ahmedabad have caused it to leave tomorrow itself for Myanmar :( No viewing here, Juan... And already they are miffed with the administration of Ahmedabad, Piccard is not cleared to fly to Varanasi, only Borschberg... funny, ha.... Indian administrators will not mature, I guess... ruined an important moment!!!

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @Tejbir Singh Thank you very much Tejbir for letting me know. Why is Piccard not cleared to fly? Do the administrators have enough power to decide a pilot's right to fly?

    Tejbir Singh
    Tejbir Singh

    @Juan Osorio @Tejbir Singh The team was delayed in Ahmedabad for 5 days, so these administration guys should have cleared everything up in the meanwhile but at the last minute, it was only Borschberg who was having complete papers and, according to them, Piccard needed further signatures an all, ha! So already the flight which was to leave at 5.30 am today left at 7.30 am and so they decided to go with Borschberg alone... Piccard later followed him... sounds funny but thats that, ha! They welcomed them big time and then this hoopla... unnecessary!!!! But now they are in Varanasi, leaving for Myanmar tomorrow itself!

    Tejbir Singh
    Tejbir Singh

    @Juan Osorio @Tejbir Singh Nope! they stopped here only till 5 in morning and are already on way to Myanmar (Burma)... perhaps reached there already... no chance of going there :)

    Tejbir Singh
    Tejbir Singh

    @Juan Osorio @Tejbir Singh Not possible to go to Burma, dear Juan... I was looking forward to making a tryst here at Varanasi as I happened to be here... but it was not to be :)

    trynidada
    trynidada

    wow!, these lights above the plain, crazy!

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @trynidada Thank you very much Trynidada for your visit and comment. Have you visited the Solar Impulse website?

    Avi Mediratta
    Avi Mediratta

    @Juan Osorio @Narsinh Lotliker Hi. I live in Ahmedabad and have already captured a few photographs of the Solar Impulse when at Ahmedabad Airport. Please check them out in the gallery. 


    Thanks.

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @Narsinh Lotliker It is very exciting that they already started their trip around the world. We will be following them close.

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @Narsinh Lotliker @Juan Osorio Thank you very much Narsinh for stopping by and for commenting on my image. I hope you can follow their journey around the world; and if you manage to travel to Varanasi and take pictures please upload them and share.

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @Yogesh Kumar Thank you very much Yogesh. I appreciate your visit and comment. Have you seen the Solar Impulse plane before? Where are you from?

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @Murray Dunlap Thank you very much Murray for your visit and kind words. Have you visited the Solar Impulse website?

    jaydeep joshi
    jaydeep joshi

    Ya I visited and that's really amazing keep it up its really worthy effort I think very soon we all are in need of this energy

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @jaydeep joshi Thank you very much Jaydeep. I agree with you. Have you checked out the Solar Impulse website?

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @jaydeep joshi I am glad that you did. It is very exciting they are going to travel all around the world on just solar energy. That will be also a historical achievement.

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @nimish ramteke The new Solar Impulse plane is going to fly around the world in few weeks just on solar energy. I invite you to visit their website and be amazed.

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @Prabhakar Prihar I recommend that you visit the Solar Impulse website as they are preparing for the trip around the world that starts in few days.

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @Juan Nader Thank you very much Nader for your visit. I am not very sure If I understand your comment.

    Juan Nader
    Juan Nader

    That your photo is great and i have no words :) (the image part was a very bad joke)
    Good luck tocayo !

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @Juan Nader Thank you very much Juan for you kind comment and for stopping by. Where are you from?

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @Juan Nader Muchas gracias tocayo. Me alegra que te haya gustado mi foto y te agradezco que visites mi galeria.

    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: Behind the Adventure, Explore Our Changing World, The Night
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