See Solar Impulse

June 16, 2013 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Free, Parking $15

Solar Impulse, the world’s most advanced solar-powered airplane, will be on display on Sunday, June 16 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm outside the Udvar-Hazy Center.

Founded in Switzerland by Bertrand Piccard, a psychiatrist, explorer, and aeronaut who made the first non-stop round the world balloon flight, and André Borschberg, an engineer by education, entrepreneur, and pilot, the Solar Impulse project focuses on flying without fuel, using renewable solar power to demonstrate the huge potential of clean technologies. The HB-SIA prototype airplane, which has the wingspan of a jumbo jet but is as light as a small car, is the first aircraft to fly day and night powered solely by the sun. It has set five world records including a historical 26-hour non-stop flight. While it is on public display on the grounds of the Udvar-Hazy Center, members of the Solar Impulse team will be on hand to explain the aircraft and its technology.

Enter through the building's main entrance and you will be directed to the door leading outside of the Space Hangar to the aircraft's tented display area.

Check this website and watch social media for additional Solar Impulse display dates throughout the week.