With the rutan-designed globalflyer, these adventurers tackle “the first great aviation challenge of the new century.” Technology: cutting-edge. Risks: gigantic.
By Eric Adams
Posted 01.18.2004 at 1:00 pm 0 Comments
“Around the world in 80 hours.” The happy marketing slogan affixed to Steve Fossett’s attempt to set a nonstop, around-the-world solo flight record makes it sound like something of a nostalgic lark: Hints of Jules Verne, the golden age of global adventure.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.