Solar Plane’s Intercontinental Attempt

The Swiss sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse took off on Thursday for Morocco on its first attempt at an intercontinental flight – without using a drop of fuel. If successful, the 2,500-kilometer (1,550-mile) journey would be the longest to date for the craft after an inaugural flight to Paris and Brussels last year.

Sun-Powered Plane Attempts Intercontinental Flight

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Photo Credit: fdecomite via Flickr.

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39 comments

Warren Webber
Warren Webber1 years ago

Live long and prosper!

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton3 years ago

Thanks.

Ela V.
Ela V.4 years ago

great!

Monica D.
M D.4 years ago

Sounds great!

tina G.
tina Gardner4 years ago

how cool

Julianna D.
Juliana D.4 years ago

Fantastic! Really glad to hear about this!

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Sue Matheson
Sue Matheson4 years ago

thanks

Martha Nieto
Martha Nieto4 years ago

Go Solar Impulse!

Rebecca Smith
Rebecca Smith4 years ago

awesome, thank you for sharing!

Ruth R.
Ruth R.4 years ago

Wonderful!