Dr. Bertrand Piccard, Initiator, Chairman and Pilot of the Solar Impulse,
Mr. André Borschberg, Pilot of the Solar Impulse,
Mr. Olivier Zehnder, Deputy Permanent Representative of Switzerland,
Ladies and gentlemen,
What a delight to welcome the Solar Impulse to New York.
I have followed this audacious, historic and transformative expedition from day one.
In April, I also had the unique privilege of speaking with Dr. Piccard by video while he piloted the Solar Impulse across the Pacific.