SolarStratos is Raphaël’s new endeavour, bringing together an international team. Their aim? To reach the edge of space on a solar-powered plane. They hope to demonstrate that using the power of the sun alone, it is possible to travel higher than a plane fuelled by conventional energy sources. The flight will be highly dangerous. Kitted out in a space suit, Raphaël will push technical and human limits to achieve such a flight. Once up there, in the stratosphere, Raphaël will be able to see the curvature of the earth and the celestial sphere in daylight!
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