Flying around the world on solar power

As a boy, Bertrand Piccard traveled to Cape Canaveral, Florida, to watch the launch of an Apollo mission. As formative experiences go, it's up there. The roar of thrusters, burning bright; the arc of the rocket piercing the sky, heading for...

Flying around the world on solar power
As a boy, Bertrand Piccard traveled to Cape Canaveral, Florida, to watch the launch of an Apollo mission. As formative experiences go, it's up there. The roar of thrusters, burning bright; the arc of the rocket piercing the sky, heading for the depths of space. These are things one doesn't forget. Especially if, like Piccard, you watched six launches while still a child.