Solar-Powered Airplane Makes Historic Flight

Forbes: "Solar Impulse, a completely solar-powered airplane, landed at Brussels’ main airport tonight, 13-hours after taking off from its home base in Switzerland, completing the world’s first international solar-powered flight.

The aircraft, which has more 12,000 solar cells covering its 200-foot-long wings, took off at 8:40 local time, rose to an altitude of 12,400 feet and touched down at 21:38 (3:38 PM EDT)."

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