Photo Gallery: Flying Close to the Sun
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Photo Gallery: Flying Close to the Sun

Solar Flight Pioneer Bertrand Piccard 'We Have the Technology to End Our Dependence on Fossil Fuels'

Bertrand Piccard has been working on a solar-powered plane for almost a decade and hopes to fly it around the world in 2013. He spoke to SPIEGEL ONLINE about ending the world's addiction to fossil fuels, the aviation industry's need to change and how he plans to stay awake during the round-the-world flight.
Interview conducted by Christoph Seidler.