Charged: Solar Impulse 2

Flying around the world without a drop of fuel (again) in the space-age aircraft is just the beginning

by Michael Slenske It’s staggering to think that, within less than a century, we’ve gone from Charles Lindbergh piloting the first solo transatlantic flight—Long Island to Paris in the Spirit of St. Louis—to two Swiss adventurers on the cusp of circumnavigating the globe in a solar-powered aircraft without so much as a drop of fuel (again). But that’s exactly what’s expected to happen next spring, …