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Solar Impulse Lands in New York, Completing Cross-Country Flight

Solar Impulse Lands in New York, Completing Cross-Country Flight

It's been an epic journey for the Solar Impuse airplane and pilots Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard. Two months ago, Piccard departed from the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA, and

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Solar Impulse Launches ‘Revolutionary’ Inflatable Hangar to Provide Shelter from Stormy Weather in St. Louis

Solar Impulse Launches ‘Revolutionary’ Inflatable Hangar to Provide Shelter from Stormy Weather in St. Louis

A revolutionary inflatable hangar has replaced a tornado-torn building in St. Louis, Missouri that was set aside for the Solar Impulse plane during its groundbreaking solar-powered flight across the

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Solar Impulse Pilots Hosting Reddit Ask Me Anything TODAY at 1PM EST

Solar Impulse Pilots Hosting Reddit Ask Me Anything TODAY at 1PM EST

This amazing Solar Impulse airplane recently completed the second leg of its sun-powered journey across the United States, and today co-founders and pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are

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Elektra One Solar Plane Now Comes With its Own Photovoltaic Charging Trailer

Elektra One Solar Plane Now Comes With its Own Photovoltaic Charging Trailer

SolarWorld and PC-Aero's Elektra One Solar Plane harnesses energy from the sun to help it fly with zero-emissions. We covered the maiden flight of the solar plane in the past, and Elektra One just debuted

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New Elektra One Solar Plane Flies Twice as Far as the Original

New Elektra One Solar Plane Flies Twice as Far as the Original

Following the maiden flight of their Elektra One electric plane, SolarWorld and PC-Aero have unveiled a new solar-powered version that gives the small plane twice the range of the electric version. The

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SolarShip’s Solar Cargo Helium Plane Is a Futuristic Airship That Actually Exists

SolarShip’s Solar Cargo Helium Plane Is a Futuristic Airship That Actually Exists

People have talked about building futuristic airships for zero emissions cargo shipping for a long time, but most of these green blimps remain on the drawing board. One company, SolarShip, has taken the

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Solar Impulse Sun-Powered Plane Successfully Completes First International Flight

Solar Impulse Sun-Powered Plane Successfully Completes First International Flight

The totally solar powered Solar Impulse aircraft made its maiden international flight across Europe today, piloted by Andre Borschberg. Slowly but surely, the aircraft flew from western Switzerland and

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Solar Impulse Plane Prepares for First International Flight

Solar Impulse Plane Prepares for First International Flight

The Solar Impulse solar plane, which in 2010 demonstrated it could harvest enough energy by day to stay aloft all night, will soon take its first international flight. The team will be headed by Bertrand

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Zephyr Solar Powered Plane Shatters Three World Records

Zephyr Solar Powered Plane Shatters Three World Records

We've brought you news about the solar powered Zephyr plane and its ability to break records such as the world's longest unmanned flight before, but this week, the UK-designed plane not only had its

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Solar Impulse Plane Prepares For Switzerland Test Flights

Solar Impulse Plane Prepares For Switzerland Test Flights

The Solar Impulse solar-powered airplane is unstoppable so far. Earlier this summer, the single-seat plane completed its first night flight, and now the aircraft is getting ready for three test flights

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Solar Impulse Airplane Gears Up For First Night Flight!

Solar Impulse Airplane Gears Up For First Night Flight!

We've been following the progress of the Solar Impulse, a solar-powered plane that will attempt to circle the globe, for over a year. The single-seat plane took its first successful flight this past

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Solar Impulse Plane Takes First Successful Flight!

Solar Impulse Plane Takes First Successful Flight!

After seven years in the making, the Solar Impulse made its first real flight this morning from an airbase in Switzerland. The solar-powered plane got up to 5,500 ft in altitude and performed test

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Solar-Powered Plane Takes Maiden Flight

Solar-Powered Plane Takes Maiden Flight

We were thrilled to learn last month that the Solar Impulse, a solar-powered plane that will take a 20 to 25 day trip around the world, made its first successful test down the runway. And now we're even

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Solar Powered Plane Could Fly for Five Years Straight

Solar Powered Plane Could Fly for Five Years Straight

Homer's beloved character, Odysseus, may have garnered international acclaim by traversing the globe in a ship, but we think the famed traveler's latest namesake represents a much hotter way to roam.

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Solar Powered Plane Breaks Record… Again!

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

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