Solar Ship

Solar Ship

What will on-planet travel be like in the future? The guys at Solar Ship think it will be a combination of advanced aerodynamics and improved storage and efficiency of solar power batteries wrapped up in an ultra-light but ultra-tough framework.

There’s something really captivating about that shot of the prototype gliding over a vast, inaccessible Amazonian land. I think because we have explored the Earth, those few remaining pockets that we haven’t been able to readily get to are very intriguing. I normally think of the deepest oceans, but there are new species being discovered in the jungles of South America, new medicines that might yet be found. Who wouldn’t want to explore it?

A scene like this one fires the imagination because of its implications not just for aerial surveillance of the uncharted but also for the scientific treasures that might be uncovered.


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