Mungo Park Medal Event
2nd May @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The RSGS has a very distinguished suite of medals, one of the oldest of which is named in honour of 19th-century explorer, Mungo Park. This year, we will be awarding this prestigious medal jointly to Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg at an event on Wednesday 2nd May.
Bertrand Piccard, the initiator and Chairman, and André Borschberg, CEO and Co-Founder, are the pilots and driving force behind Solar Impulse, the first airplane capable of flying day and night without a drop of fuel, propelled solely by the sun’s energy. In 2016 they successfully completed the first flight around the world with Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) – flying over 40,000 kilometres and demonstrating that clean technologies can achieve the impossible.