Wow, I am watching the live arrival of Solar Impulse in Hawaii after a historic 5-day flight from Japan only powered by the sun. Not only is this a historic event in the attempt to fly round the World with only solar power, but the enterprise behind this venture is absolutely amazing.
- The project leverages a number of large European private sponsors who contribute technical resources to the project (and get terrific publicity from it)
- The project collects a huge amount of telemetry (data) that is shown live on their website – now that’s reality TV!
- The project leverages technology to the max, including photovoltaics, weather forecasting, human factors, etc…
- The project combines professional PR and broadcasting, mixing the technical and emotional aspects of the flights,
Simply amazing! Make sure to check out their website HERE!