Wednesday, 05 Aug, 2009 Environment

NASA Announces the Green Flight Challenge - the Winner Gets 1.5M Dollars


It is expected that in future the next-generation eco-friendly transportation will be flight travel. This is the reason why NASA decided to launch a competition called Green Flight Challenge.

The prize of $1.5 million will be given away to the first eco-friendly plane that will achieve a speed of 100 miles per hour on a 200 miles flight. At the same time engineers should take into consideration the fact that the plane must be able to reach an efficiency of at least 200 passenger miles per gallon.

Together with Comparative Aircraft Efficiency Foundation, NASA will sponsor the Green Flight Challenge. The competition will run until July 2011 and the final results will be announced at the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport, located in Santa Rosa. More information is available here .

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