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Bertrand Piccard, a Swiss adventurer wants to make a point. He wants to show the world what can be accomplished using solar power with his solar plane, which is currently...

Bertrand Piccard, a Swiss "adventurer" wants to make a point. He wants to show the world what can be accomplished using solar power with his solar plane, which is currently under construction.

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The conceptual design is now in progress. For the plane to be ready for flight in 2010, the following schedule must be kept:

2006-2007: Detailed design and assembly of the plane

2008: First test flights and night flights

2009: Solar flights of several days duration

2010: Round-the-world flight

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