Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg led the mission to fly around the world in a plane using renewable energy. Piccard’s grandfather was the first to see the earth’s stratosphere and his father was the first to go down in a bathysphere to the deepest part of the ocean. Boschberg is a pilot and an engineer, who can fly any plane shares Dockstader. Helping Piccard and Borschberg realize their dream was a team of 120 people.
Dockstader shares how he and Quinlay first saw Solar Impulse. The plane had the wing span a little larger than a Boeing 747 and weighed about the size of a family passenger car and had no jet fuel and relied only on solar energy to fly.
This is a highlight of an upcoming interview with Dockstader. Stay tuned for the full interview that will be up soon.