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Solar Impulse successfully completes solar-powered flight around the world

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 27, 2016 01:04 AM
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by Cat DiStasio last modified Jul 26, 2016

Today, Solar Impulse completed its epic round-the-world journey, powered only by the sun’s energy. Swiss pilot and initiator Bertrand Piccard landed the experimental solar-powered aircraft in Abu Dhabi after 40 hours in flight from Cairo, Egypt—the XXth and final leg of an adventure that began more than a year ago. Taking turns piloting each leg of the journey, Piccard and SI co-founder André Borschberg have bagged numerous world records and XXX hours of flight...






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