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WATCH: Swiss solar-powered plane completes maiden flight

“Wheels Up” She Flies! Solar Impulse 2 #FIRSTFLIGHT (VIDEO) (via Clean Technica) Originally published on 1Sun4All. Solar Impulse 2, the solar aircraft of Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, today (2 June 2014) carried out its first flight out of the Payerne aerodrome in Switzerland. Solar Impulse 2 #FIRSTFLIGHT | Bertrand……

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…

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