Aurora Flight Sciences reveal details of solar-powered airplane

BOSTON, 17 April 2008. On April 23, 2008, at the Boston Museum of Science, Aurora Flight Sciences will reveal details about its new solar-powered airplane called Odysseus. Aurora and its partners BAE Systems, Draper Laboratory, and Sierra Nevada were awarded a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the development of radical new unmanned aircraft able to stay aloft for up to five years.

Apr 17th, 2008

BOSTON, 17 April 2008. On April 23, 2008, at the Boston Museum of Science, Aurora Flight Sciences will reveal details about its new solar-powered airplane called Odysseus.

Aurora and its partners BAE Systems, Draper Laboratory, and Sierra Nevada were awarded a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the development of radical new unmanned aircraft able to stay aloft for up to five years.

Aurora has chosen the Boston Museum of Science for this event because of the connections between Odysseus and Daedalus human-powered aircraft, which made its historic flight from Crete on April 23, 1988, and today hangs in the Museum.

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