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Solar Plane Cruises to Historic Flight!


Science & Tech  (tags: solar power, solar aircraft, green energy, renewable energy, air travel, clean air, minimizing pollution, innovation )

Rooibos
- 1383 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Confidence soared among the crew of an experimental solar-powered aircraft on Wednesday as it cruised above Switzerland in a historic bid to fly around the clock and prove the value of solar energy.



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Jane J. (6)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 4:34 am
Yes! This is fantastic.
 

KS Goh (0)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 4:53 am
Thanks very much.
 

nobo dy (24)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 5:25 am
thanks
 

Dave C. (204)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 6:35 am
saw this story yesterday on BBC website, this is great, although I don't see it solving any of our transportation issues soon unfortunately.
I love it though and can't wait for it to come and visit the US.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 7:59 am
Thank you for sharing!
 

Rooibos Bird (237)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 8:12 am

Dave - why not? If they could modify this prototype slightly for freight, why couldn't they start mass production to displace fossil-fuel aircraft? The sooner we get rid of fossil-fuel machines, the better!
 

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 9:03 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Antonio Amador (60)
Friday July 9, 2010, 7:45 am
It was about time. Thank you for sharing
 

J. Sil (0)
Friday July 9, 2010, 10:25 am
Good beginning for freedom from petroleum and Arab supremacy.
 
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