Sunday April 24, 2016

Solar-Powered Plane Completes Journey Across Pacific Ocean

The Solar Impulse 2 is flying around the world without a drop of fuel and has succeeded its trans-Pacific leg, which was considered its riskiest portion due to the lack of any emergency landing sites.

A solar-powered airplane landed in California on Saturday, completing a risky, three-day flight across the Pacific Ocean as part of its journey around the world. Pilot Bertrand Piccard landed the Solar Impulse 2 in Mountain View, in the Silicon Valley south of San Francisco, at 11:45 p.m. following a 62-hour, nonstop solo flight without fuel. The plane taxied into a huge tent erected on Moffett Airfield where Piccard was greeted by project’s team.

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