NOVA

The Impossible Flight Preview

For the first time, two intrepid pilots fly a solar-powered airplane around the world.

About the Show

On March 9, 2015, Solar Impulse II took off from Abu Dhabi on one of the greatest aviation adventures of our time: the first solar-powered flight around the world. Together with a team of brilliant engineers, two visionary pilots—Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg—designed and built Solar Impulse from scratch, even though top airplane manufacturers told them it would be “impossible to control.”

Curriculum

Transforming the Future of Flight

For Grades 3-12

Overcoming the Challenges of Solar-Powered Flight

For Grades 9-12