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Solar plane begins first flight from Europe to Africa

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Single-seater aircraft with 207ft wingspan aims to reach Morocco via Madrid and is being seen as a trial for a round-the-world flightAn experimental solar-powered airplane took off from Switzerland on its first transcontinental flight on Thursday, aiming to reach North Africa next week.Pilot Andre Borschberg will fly the jumbo jet-size...
Solar plane begins first flight from Europe to Africa

Solar Impulse to fly across the US, pilots preparing for a trip around the world in 2015

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We've been tracking the sun-powered plane known as Solar Impulse for years as it roved hither and yon. Today, Solar Impulse's pilots, Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, came to NASA's Ames research center to announce their plan to fly across America. The cross-country tour will begin in the Bay...
Solar Impulse to fly across the US, pilots preparing for a trip around the world in 2015

Solar-powered plane takes off on flight across US

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A one-of-a-kind aircraft powered solely by solar energy took to the skies above Silicon Valley early Friday morning on the first leg of a planned trip across the U.S.The aircraft, called Solar Impulse, has the wingspan of a jumbo jet but weighs the same as a small passenger car...
Solar-powered plane takes off on flight across US

Solar Impulse completes transcontinental flight, runs out of complimentary peanuts

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The Impulse solar-powered plane has successfully completed its first transcontinental journey. It took 19 hours to jet between Madrid and Morocco -- with the plane's 12,000 solar cells swallowing enough power to keep it going long into the night. Pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg can now look forward...
Solar Impulse completes transcontinental flight, runs out of complimentary peanuts

Coming to America: a Swiss solar powered plane

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Ten years ago, when Bertrand Piccard started a project in Switzerland to fly an airplane powered only by sunlight, aerospace companies he spoke to thought he was nuts. That was a good thing, he said, because it told him that he had come up with a worthy challenge that could...
Coming to America: a Swiss solar powered plane
Solar Impulse completes first solar-powered interncontinental flight

Solar Impulse sets off on its journey across the US (video)

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Early this morning at Moffet Air Field in Mountain View, California, Solar Impulse finally took off on the first leg of its barnstorming tour across the US. Of course, this isn't the first time the sun-powered plane and its pilots, Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, have flown long distance,...
Solar Impulse sets off on its journey across the US (video)
Flying forever, one day at a time: solar-powered airplane embarks on coast-to-coast voyage

Solar Impulse takes off for Morocco on first sun-powered transcontinental flight

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The sun-powered Solar Impulse plane is gradually working up to a trip around the globe, with the most recent benchmark being its first international flight in 2011. Now Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are taking the jumbo jet-size plane on its first transcontinental journey. The Solar Impulse set off...
Solar Impulse takes off for Morocco on first sun-powered transcontinental flight
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