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.

    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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