Gallery: Solar-Powered Plane Makes Runway Debut

 

Biofuels are often touted as the next big thing in airplane fuel technology, but solar power shouldn’t be discounted — as was recently proven by the team behind the Solar Impulse. The solar-powered plane just took its first test down the runway, and eventually the plane is expected to take a 20 to 25 day trip around the world.

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  1. AmishFurniture2009 November 23, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    This is very impressive. I imagine this is what video of the Wright brothers might look like as they prepared for the first flight.

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