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Record-breaking flight: Solar Impulse 2 lands in Hawaii and makes history

Record-breaking flight: Solar Impulse 2 lands in Hawaii and makes history

July 4, 2015

KAPOLEI (Hawaii), July 4 — The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft completed a historic flight in its quest to circle the globe without consuming a drop of fuel, touching down gracefully in Hawaii yesterday after the most arduous leg of its journey. The sun-powered plane, piloted by veteran Swiss aviator Andre Borschberg, took 118 hours — about five days — to make the voyage from Japan to Hawaii and landed shortly after dawn at Kalaeloa Airport on the main Hawaiian island of Oahu. “Just... Read more

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Pilot Andre Borschberg (left) and Bertrand Piccard congratulate each other at a news conference after the Solar Impulse 2 airplane, piloted by Borschberg, at Kalaeloa airport after flying non-stop from Japan in Kapolei, Hawaii, July 4, 2015. — Reuters pic

Pilot Andre Borschberg (left) and Bertrand Piccard congratulate each other at a news conference after the Solar Impulse 2 airplane, piloted by Borschberg, at Kalaeloa airport after flying non-stop from Japan in Kapolei, Hawaii, July 4, 2015. — Reuters pic Read More