Solar Impulse and Swiss Alumni+3

Join fellow Swiss Alumni and post-docs on the West Coast to meet the pilots of Solar Impulse and see the plane up close at NASA’s Moffett Field in Mountain View.

Event Details


NASA’s Moffett Field
Mountain View, California United States


April 27, 2013 from 4:45 pm to 7:30 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-07:00)

Solar Impulse, the pioneering Swiss project behind the world’s first day and night solar flight, sets up shop at NASA Ames Moffett Field to prepare for its Flight Across America this Spring in advance of its around the world flight in 2015. On April 26, join the two pilots, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, along with an elite group of peers to learn more about this adventure and connect with other professionals.

Attendance: Each Swiss alumna or alumnus may invite one close friend or family guest as well as two “guests of honor” from his or her professional network, with the goal of collectively growing a community of high-level peers engaged in innovation, sustainable technology, and human adventure.

swissnex San Francisco and Presence Switzerland host this exclusive networking reception inside the hangar currently home to the Solar Impulse plane. This invite-only event offers a chance to hear how the Solar Impulse project is making leaps in new materials, energy and weight optimization, even production processes, and how it is setting milestones in aviation history while serving as an ambassador of renewable energy.

This event is a project of the U.S.-wide program ThinkSwiss-Brainstorm the Future. As a leading country in science, research, and technology, Switzerland is working with its American counterparts to address key global topics such as sustainability to better understand trends and arrive at solutions.



Photo: Myleen Hollero

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