“Leaving On A Jet Plane”… or maybe an electric plane.October 3rd, 2011 at 9:10 am by Shawn Rutherford under Uncategorized, Weather
As the mornful song goes, “Leaving, on a jet plane” and with that you are reminded that the plane is powered by jets but with concerns for dwindling oil supplies, atmospheric effects of fossil fuels, NASA is holding a competition for an electric powered plane.
Here’s a quick timelapse video
From their website….
“NASA is providing the $1.65 million prize purse for the Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency (CAFE) Foundation Green Flight Challenge competition, sponsored by Google, taking place this week outside of Santa Rosa, Calif.”
The rest of the article can be found here.