Gallery: Solar Powered Plane Breaks Record… Again!

 

Last year we brought you news of the Zephyr, an unmanned solar-powered airplane that shattered a world record with a flight of 54 hours. Not content with their initial achievement, the creators of the Zephyr decided to give it a second shot. This time the Zephyr flew for an incredible 82 hours and 37 minutes!

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  1. dimtick August 26, 2008 at 11:35 am

    this was the same idea behind the NASA plane – Pathfinder but I don’t think they ever got the batteries to work for nighttime flight.
    http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-034-DFRC.html

    it’s nice to see some people thinking outside the box and coming up with fresh idea’s.

  2. BlueBerry August 26, 2008 at 9:21 am

    That’s pretty cool.

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