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Watch: Solar-powered plane takes off for first cross-continental flight

By Kay Steiger
Friday, May 3, 2013 9:13 EDT
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The Solar Impulse plane is seen at a press conference at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California on March 28, 2013. (AFP)
 
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The Solar Impulse, a Swiss solar-powered airplane, departs from San Francisco with Bertrand Piccard in the single seater cockpit, to complete the first leg of its coast-to-coast flights across the United States.

Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger is the managing editor of Raw Story. Her contributions have appeared in The American Prospect, The Atlantic, Campus Progress, The Guardian, In These Times, Jezebel, Religion Dispatches, RH Reality Check, and others. You can follow her on Twitter @kaysteiger.
 
 
 
 
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