Explorer, pilot and psychiatrist Bertrand Piccard observed that oftentimes, when hearing people speak about their passions, projects and aspirations, they’d find themselves confronted by naysayers opining that these dreams would be impossible to achieve “because nobody has done it before.”
“This is the stupidest answer,” he says. “It should be exactly the opposite. It is precisely because no one has done it before that we have to try.”
He should know: Bertrand completed the first solar-powered flight around the world in a plane, the Solar Impulse, that most experts said would be an aviation impossibility. “Too big, too light and impossible to control in flight,” was the general consensus.
Bertrand, President of the Solar Impulse Foundation and initiator of the project, begged to differ. And as we now know, after overcoming technical, human and operational…
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