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Solar Impulse Departs for Dallas on Second Leg of Sun-Powered Flight Across America

Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On May 22, 2013 @ 5:12 pm In energy efficiency,green technology,Green Transportation,News,Solar Power | 2 Comments

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This morning the Solar Impulse [2] airplane embarked upon the next leg of its sun-powered journey across the United States. The solar-powered giant has already traveled from the San Francisco Bay Area [3] to Arizona, and at 5am it took off from Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport en route to Dallas. The record-breaking flight marks a pivotal point in the team’s attempt to be the first to fly across the the country without using a single drop of fuel.

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The first part of the Across America journey was flown by Andre Borscberg-he will also get the plane to Texas. Solar Impulse pilot and co-founder of Bertrand Piccard will then take over the controls and take the plane safely from Dallas to St-Louis. Each segment of the cross-country journey [5] will be streamed live on Solar Impulses’ website [6] as well as on Twitter [7] and Facebook [8]. Viewers will be shown altitude and speed information in real time.

Names of those who join the global clean technology [9] movement promoted by Solar Impulse will be carried on a USB key kept in the cockpit and transported across America as virtual passengers. As part of the initiative, the pilots are carrying five custom-designed flags displaying the Clean Generation slogan, which they hand over to civic leaders at each stop.

+ Solar Impulse [10]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/05/Solar-Impulse-1.jpg

[2] Solar Impulse: http://inhabitat.com/tag/solar-impulse

[3] San Francisco Bay Area: http://inhabitat.com/san-francisco

[4] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/05/Solar-Impulse-4.jpg

[5] cross-country journey: http://inhabitat.com/minddrive-start-fundraising-campaign-to-film-cross-country-drive-in-a-converted-electric-car/

[6] website: http://www.solarimpulse.com/en/multimedia/pictures/

[7] Twitter: https://twitter.com/solarimpulse

[8] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/solarimpulse

[9] clean technology: http://inhabitat.com/clean-tech/

[10] + Solar Impulse: http://www.solarimpulse.com/en/across-america/

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