The Solar Impulse just landed in Hawaii after 5 days of solo flight from Nagoya, Japan. This is a big deal because it is perhaps the riskiest portion of the first RTW flight on a manned plane that is powered entirely by photovoltaic panels. Kudos to Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg for making it happen. As you may well know, the Piccard family has been setting records for dangerous pioneering research for generations. But how many of you know that Bertrand's grandfather served at the real-life model for Professor Cuthbert Calculus in Herge's "Adventures of Tintin"? I remember in the 4th grade devouring these adventures in serial form in issues of the "Children's Digest". I couldn't get enough of these stories then, and recently had the pleasure of introducing Herge's compelling adventures to my children.