Solar-Powered Plane Set Solo Flight Record

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The Solar Impulse 2 has already set records at the tail end of the eighth leg of a thirteen leg flight around the world. After the first four days, the pilot, Andre Borschberg, and his plane achieved the longest solo flight and longest solar-powered flight, with much of the trip still left.

The Solar Impulse 2 took off early Monday, June 29th, from Japan on its journey around the globe. As it flies, it must be exposed to as much clear ...

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