Solar Impulse 2 begins 4-day nonstop flight across the Atlantic on longest day of the year
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Solar Impulse 2 celebrated the dawn of summer this morning by lifting off from New York’s Kennedy Airport and heading east. Today marks the beginning of the trans-Atlantic leg of the solar-powered aircraft’s round-the-world journey. Bertrand Piccard will pilot the plane for four days and four nights, without using a drop of fuel, before landing in Spain, the first European stop along the record-setting route. It's no coincidence that the team chose the longest day of the year for a flight powered...