Last night, we spent time with the plane, which is magnificent, enjoyed dinner in a hangar at Moffett Field, and heard Bertrand speak in a most inspirational way about how Switzerland, though a small country, is determined to lead the world to sustainability. This plane is about vision, about carrying a message, rather than passengers.
Sadly, though about 150 people could have attended this event, I think around 50 showed up. The good news is that some were children, and the purpose was to inspire, and we were all inspired. I remember when the first George Bush dismissed the idea of vision with the words the "vision thing". I felt we were doomed, as I believe we have to have a vision. I sit here this morning, inspired.
I just read and enjoyed Mary Roach's book, Packing for Mars. We need to reach out, and Solar Impulse is doing just that. Check out their website and if you sign-up for notices, you can know when the plane is in the air.