Solar-powered aircraft makes first 13 hour international flight
A solar-powered plane, called the Solar Impulse, made the world’s first international flight on Friday. The plane took off from a western Switzerland airfield and landed at Brussels airport after a 13 hour flight.
“With this flight, we would like to encourage politicians to opt for more ambitious energy policies,” Bertrand Piccard, joint founder and president of the Solar Impulse project, told AFP.
“It is crazy that mankind wastes a billion tons of oil an hour,” he said. “Who wants to believe that we will keep planes that burn up so much fuel?”
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