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Solar Plane’s Intercontinental Attempt

Sun-Powered Plane Attempts Intercontinental Flight

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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.

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11:25AM PST on Jan 16, 2013

Thanks.

8:24AM PDT on Jun 25, 2012

great!

12:34AM PDT on Jun 12, 2012

Sounds great!

1:43AM PDT on Jun 3, 2012

how cool

12:42PM PDT on May 28, 2012

Fantastic! Really glad to hear about this!

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10:23AM PDT on May 28, 2012

thanks

10:51AM PDT on May 27, 2012

Go Solar Impulse!

10:00PM PDT on May 26, 2012

awesome, thank you for sharing!

9:49PM PDT on May 26, 2012

Wonderful!

7:17PM PDT on May 26, 2012

Great idea but I don't think we can expect to see it in production any time soon.

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