08 July, 2010

Solar Powered Flight! Yes!

In Bern, Switzerland, The Solar Impulse plane successfully made a 24-hour solar-powered flight! It actually went 2 hours over that amount of time, since the 12,000 solar cells kept it going longer than the engineer people expected. Andre Borschberg was the pilot, and I don't really envy him; over an entire day and night of flying non-stop. The wingspan of the plane is pretty surprising--207 feet wide! 



Isn't it neat looking?
Flug ├╝ber den Neuenburgersee / Flight over Lak...Image by Deutsche Bank AG via Flickr



Solar Impulse 4 motors airplane inflightImage via Wikipedia

Image via Wikipedia

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