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  • Solarpowered plane wraps first leg of flight across US May 5, 2013

    The flight from San Fransisco to Phoenix took 18 hours and 18 minutes on Saturday and didn't use a drop of fuel. A solarpowered airplane that developers hope eventually to pilot around the world landed safely in Phoenix on the first leg of an attempt to fly across the...
  • World's first 'solar plane' to fly across US April 3, 2013

    Houston: A first of its kind ultralightweight plane powered completely by the sun is set to fly coasttocoast this spring. The Solar Impulse plane will stop in Dallas city in Texas during its historic crosscountry journey that begins on May 1, 2013 its creators announced on Tuesday. The plane, which...
  • Fly green with a solarpowered plane November 6, 2007

    Switzerland: With the number of airline passengers worldwide expected to triple by 2030, the environmental costs of flying are also set to soar in proportion. But now, Swiss inventors are developing a solar plane. The 90million dollar enterprise, Solar Impulse, is the plane which they hope will be able to fly...