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The Impossible Flight

Season 45 Episode 3 | 1h 52m 58s

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.”

Aired: 01/03/18

Expires: 03/31/20

Rating: TV-PG

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