The unique solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 now taken off from China and has started the next leg of its journey – the six-day voyage over the Pacific. This has been branded as the most ambitious leg of the challenge to circumnavigate the globe without a drop of conventional fuel.
This has been reported in news.sky.com dated 31 May 2015.
Andre Borschberg and fellow Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard are flying the single-seater plane by rotation during a five-month journey. Their aim is to promote use of renewable energy.
They had taken off from Abu Dhabi in March and had halted in Oman, India, Burma and China and, after Hawaii, they would proceed to Phoenix in Arizona.
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