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Solar Impulse readies for its 'Moment of Truth' flight

Nanjing - The Solar Impulse 2 was set to take off from Nanjing, China on Tuesday, heading out on a six-day journey to Hawaii, but a bad weather forecast has dampened the chances of a takeoff. The two-man team is left to sit tight and wait for a favorable window.

Solar Impulse makes history with intercontinental solar flight

As the Solar Impulse landed in Morocco on Tuesday night, it made it history as the first solar plane to complete an intercontinental flight. The plane, powered solely by the sun, crossed the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain.

Green high-tech soared into view with first international flight

The Solar Impulse plane completed its first international flight on May 13, 2011, soaring from its Switzerland pad to Brussels, taking about 13 hours, free of any need for fuel, capturing energy without emitting pollution.

A new world first as solar powered plane makes a night flight

Payerne - A new record has been set. An airplane powered solely by energy generated from the sun flew for 26 hours, completing a continuous day and night flight.

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HB-SIA makes its first  flea hop  on December 3  2009 in Dübendorf.
HB-SIA makes its first "flea hop" on December 3, 2009 in Dübendorf.
The Solar Impulse HB-SIA flew its first  flea hop  test in Dübendorf  Switzerland  on December 3  2...
The Solar Impulse HB-SIA flew its first "flea hop" test in Dübendorf, Switzerland, on December 3, 2009.
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