Sunday 26 October 2014

Solar-powered plane prepares for round the world trip


The solar-powered plane Solar Impulse is preparing for a journey around the world scheduled to begin on May 1. It is powered by about 12,000 photovoltaic cells that cover its massive wings. They allow it to charge its batteries and enable it to fly day and night without jet fuel. Above, the Solar Impulse glides over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
The Solar Impulse cross-country electric aircraft flies over the Golden Gate Bridge while doing maneuvers in Marin County, California
Crew members walk the Solar Impulse to its hangar

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