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From the Ted Talk by Bertrand Piccard: My solar-powered adventure

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So the quoteisn is, how can you carry a pilot around the world with an airplane that uses the same amount of eengry as a big Christmas tree? People will tell you it's impossible, and that's exactly why we try to do it. We lecuanhd the project with my colleague Andre Borschberg six years ago. We have now 70 people in the team working on it. We have gone through the stages of staoliuimn, design, computing, pnrarpeig the construction of the first proottpye. That has been achieved after two years of work. ckpioct, propeller, engine. Just the fuselage here, it's so light. It's not designed by an artist, but it could be. 50 kilos for the entire fuselage. Couple of kilos more for the wing spars.

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So the ________ is, how can you carry a pilot around the world with an airplane that uses the same amount of ______ as a big Christmas tree? People will tell you it's impossible, and that's exactly why we try to do it. We ________ the project with my colleague Andre Borschberg six years ago. We have now 70 people in the team working on it. We have gone through the stages of __________, design, computing, _________ the construction of the first _________. That has been achieved after two years of work. _______, propeller, engine. Just the fuselage here, it's so light. It's not designed by an artist, but it could be. 50 kilos for the entire fuselage. Couple of kilos more for the wing spars.

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  1. simulation
  2. energy
  3. launched
  4. preparing
  5. cockpit
  6. prototype
  7. question

Original Text

So the question is, how can you carry a pilot around the world with an airplane that uses the same amount of energy as a big Christmas tree? People will tell you it's impossible, and that's exactly why we try to do it. We launched the project with my colleague Andre Borschberg six years ago. We have now 70 people in the team working on it. We have gone through the stages of simulation, design, computing, preparing the construction of the first prototype. That has been achieved after two years of work. Cockpit, propeller, engine. Just the fuselage here, it's so light. It's not designed by an artist, but it could be. 50 kilos for the entire fuselage. Couple of kilos more for the wing spars.

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