Photos From NASA's Green Flight Challenge
5:38 PM on Sep 28, 2011
Pictures are coming in from NASA's Green Flight Challenge, sponsored by Google and organized by the CAFE Foundation. The goal is to achieve at least 200 passenger-mpg while averaging more than 100mph over a 200-mile distance (see previous post). The prize is $1.3 million for the winner. Competitors have completed the efficency flight contest, with the speed flight planned for tomorrow (Sep 29).
Here are some photographs from NASA of the flights under way at California's Sonoma County Airport.
University of Stuttgart's electrically powered e-Genius:
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University's hybrid-electric EcoEagle:
Czech Republic's electric-powered Phoenix Air PhoEnix:
And from Slovenia, Pipistrel Aircraft's electric-powered Taurus G4:
More to come from the airport named after Snoopy's creator, Charles Schultz.
All photos: NASA
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