|Film||The Point of No Return|
|Running Time||60 Minutes|
|Date||15th October 2019|
|Place||Swakopmund Museum Lecture Hall|
In collaboration with the Goethe Institute Namibia for Science Week 2019, the Scientific Society Swakopmund will be screening the Film, “ The Point of No Return ”. The screening takes place on Tuesday the 15th of October at 6pm in the Swakopmund Museum Lecture Hall.
The film chronicles one of the most suspenseful and pioneering scientific adventure stories of the 21st century, following two pilots in their attempt to circumnavigate the globe in an airplane fueled exclusively by sunlight, to prove the potential of clean technology and to inspire hearts and minds.
Thirteen years ago, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg built what many experts deemed impossible: a solar-powered airplane capable of flying day and night. The journey tests more than their technology: In an unheated, unpressurized cockpit, the 5-day solo flight across the Pacific Ocean becomes a feat of endurance.
Their journey captivated people around the world – it’s a story of hope, courage, and perseverance that gets to the heart of what it will take to solve the biggest environmental threat humans have ever faced.