Sedgefield's technology park NET-Park has been selected as one of four possible sites from which to launch its first, unfuelled
test rocket in March as part of the 'tu2space' project.
Hasan Al Redaini, an employee of Mubadala Development Company and the UAE youth ambassador to Solar Impulse, who is accompanying the plane on its round-the-world trip, said: "Si2 proves that unfuelled
solar-powered flight is now a reality and not just a vague aspiration for the future.
The spacecraft the astronauts will fly home in goes first, empty and unfuelled
THE pilots of the Breit-ling Orbiter 3 balloon last night set a new official distance record for an unfuelled