The Leonard Lopate Show Published by The Leonard Lopate Show Solar Airplane Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/308772/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, founders of Solar Impulse (Credit: © Solar Impulse/ Revillard/ rezo.ch ) i Earlier this month Andre Borschberg flew the first 100 percent solar-powered airplane across the United States. He and Bertrand Piccard, founders of Solar Impulse, talk about the plane, the flight, and their plans to fly it around the globe in 2015.