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Experimental Solar Impulse plane ends transcontinental trip in New York

The experimental Solar Impulse plane, powered by the sun, completed a transcontinental trip across the United States late Saturday, touching down in New York despite a rip in the fabric of one wing. The giant, single-person plane landed at New York’s John F Kennedy airport at 0311 GMT, ahead of…

Solar plane takes off on last flight of U.S. journey

The experimental Solar Impulse aircraft departed Washington early Saturday en route to New York on the final leg of its US tour aimed at showcasing the promise of clean energy, organisers said. The plane, which runs on four electric propellers powered by an array of solar cells mounted on the…

Solar Impulse plane lands in D.C. as cross-country tour winds down

The single-seater, solar-powered Solar Impulse aircraft landed near the US capital early Sunday, on the second to last leg of its cross-country journey, organizers said. The plane, which runs on four electric propellers powered by 12,000 solar cells mounted on the plane’s 63-meter wingspan, touched down smoothly in the dark…

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

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.…

Solar-powered aircraft to make first cross-continental flight in U.S.

An innovative solar-powered aircraft is set to launch from California Friday on a flight across the United States, aiming to showcase what is possible without fossil fuels. The experimental Solar Impulse plane — with the wingspan of a Boeing 747 but the weight of a small car — bears 12,000…

Swiss solar plane makes history with 26hr flight

PAYERNE, Switzerland (AFP) – A solar-powered aircraft made history on Thursday after flying around the clock on the sun’s energy alone, bringing a step closer the dream of perpetual flight. After 26 hours in the air, the experimental Solar Impulse aircraft with pilot Andre Borschberg onboard made a seamless landing…

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