Solar Impulse 2 Takes Off for Historic Odyssey Across the Atlantic

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Congratulations Bertrand Piccard and the flight team of Solar Impulse 2 –  Have a Happy Solar Filled Flight!  Safe Returns! Dee – The Sunshine Lady

Lorraine Chow | June 20, 2016 1:36 pm

The Solar Impulse 2 took off earlier this morning from New York City’s  Kennedy Airport for a historic, sun-powered flight across the Atlantic Ocean. The multi-day odyssey will be the longest and perhaps the most difficult leg in the solar plane’s journey around the world.

As Piccard flew above the Atlantic Ocean this morning, he took the time to tweet out a photo of his majestic view.

What a beautiful sight of jumping whales. Just like the whales below me, #Si2 depends only on nature,” he wrote.

Ever the ocean-enthusiast, in April, after making an epic 62-hour flight from Hawaii to California without a drop of fuel, Piccard observed the horrific amount of plastic that has accumulated in the Pacific ocean.

While flying above the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Piccard sent out a tweet to Boyan Slat, the 21-year-old founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup.

“I flew over plastic waste as big as a continent,” Piccard wrote. “We must continue to support projects like @BoyanSlat Ocean Cleanup,” referring to Slat’s ambitious project of ridding the world’s oceans of plastic trash.

This is an important statement, the world needs to know about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, how sad for our earth.