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Solar Ship’s Year-End News Round-Up

So, this is Christmas. And what have we done?

2016, despite its moniker as “the worst year ever” — just refer to the deaths of Prince, David Bowie, and Muhammad Ali, the spread of Zika, Brexit or (how could we forget?) the election of Donald Trump — has been a pretty exciting one for us here at Solar Ship. We’ve had ups and downs, sure, but luckily they have largely coincided with aircraft takeoffs and landings. This month alone, Solar Ship execs headed to South Africa and Botswana to get the ball rolling for what will be an action-packed 2017.

How to Succeed as a Woman in Aerospace

At the age of 15, Mikaela Shopa had a rare experience. She took a career aptitude test that was accurate. Some kind of high-school software algorithm determined that she should 1) become an aerospace engineer or 2) become a sanitation worker (essentially a garbage collector).  While both seemed like admirable careers, Mikaela found herself drawn into the complex and challenging field of aerospace.

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Why I Fly: Lead Pilot Tim Shopa on Canadian Aviation

After 31 years with the Royal Canadian Air Force, Tim Shopa has now joined Solar Ship Inc. as its Lead Test Pilot. A retired LCol., Shopa discusses Canada’s aviation history and sharing his perspective on what it means to be a pilot.

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk XIIs

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk XIIs

Startup 101: Explaining Your Why

Innovators spend time with kids aged four to six.

They must.

Four to six year-olds ask “why?”

Studies show that  great advances in the world are driven by the question “why.” Progress is not achieved by people who can say what they are doing, but rather by people who can express why they are doing it.