Solar plane sets distance record
- Published: 23 May 2013 at 17.49
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The first manned aircraft that can fly day and night powered only by solar energy set a distance record Thursday when it landed after the second leg of a cross-country US tour.
The Solar Impulse takes off from Moffett Field in Mountain View, California, on May 3. The first manned aircraft that can fly day and night powered only by solar energy has set a distance record after completing the second leg of a cross-country US tour.
The Solar Impulse project, founded and led by two Swiss pilots, aims to showcase what can be accomplished without fossil fuels, and has set its "ultimate goal" as an around-the-world flight in 2015.
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