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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
This morning the Solar Impulse  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  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.
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  will be streamed live on Solar Impulses’ website  as well as on Twitter  and Facebook . Viewers will be shown altitude and speed information in real time.
Names of those who join the global clean technology  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.
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