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Piccard

1. Auguste . 1884--1962, Swiss physicist, whose study of cosmic rays led to his pioneer balloon ascents in the stratosphere (1931--32)
2. his twin brother, Jean Félix . 1884--1963, US chemist and aeronautical engineer, born in Switzerland, noted for his balloon ascent into the stratosphere (1934)
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Piccard has taken up a mission to find such 1,000 efficient solutions since he successfully completed the first zero-fuel electric and solar aircraft's circumnavigation across the globe.
Piccard launched the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions at COP23.
The charges were ultimately dropped because Piccard did not show up to court to testify against her then-husband.
Bertrand Piccard, the Solar Impulse Foundation launched the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions in November 2016, aiming at making consumers aware of solutions that are already available and capable of supporting a sustainable growth.
Piccard and his team faced many technical problems, especially with the design of the batteries.
The plane, not heavier than a car but having wingspan of a Boeing 747, was being flown on 35,000 km trip in stages with two pilots Piccard and Andre Borschberg (also Swiss) taking turns at the controls.
Piccard and fellow pilot Andre Borschberg took turns flying solo for long days and nights, taking 20-minute naps every two hours.
It was also delayed for more than a week in Cairo ahead of its final flight when Mr Piccard fell ill, and due to poor weather conditions.
Let's take it further,'' Mr Piccard said, arriving into Abu Dhabi to cheers and applause.
Summary: The solar-powered plane first took off from Abu Dhabi in March 2015; for the return leg, Bertrand Piccard is in pilot's seat
That plane flew across the Pacific Ocean, with Piccard's fellow pilot Andre Borschberg manning the controls for 4 days, 21 hours and 51 minutes as he flew the craft from Nagoya, Japan, to Honolulu in Hawaii.