As the solar-powered plane nears the end of its coast-to-coast U.S. journey, pilot André Borschberg speaks with CNET about the view from 8,000 feet up.
Before trying to fly around the world without using a drop of fossil fuel, the Solar Impulse visits the U.S. -- touching down in Phoenix, Dallas, New York, and other cities.
The aircraft's lengthy wings are outfitted with 17,000 solar cells that will power it during a trip around the world next year.
A fabric rip causes the solar-powered plane to complete the last leg of its historic flight three hours earlier than scheduled.
The longest leg of the cross-country tour marks a distance record for solar-powered aviation as the slender aircraft touches down in Texas.
Soaring in the sky for more than 26 hours, a slender, lightweight plane completes a historic overnight flight powered purely by solar energy.
Plane that took off from Switzerland meets goal of staying aloft for 24 hours by flying at night with solar energy captured during the day.
The Solar Impluse HB-SIA is designed to fly day and night without fuel. A prototype is scheduled for a test flight before the end of the year.
The Solar Impulse successfully lands in St. Louis early Tuesday to finish the third leg of its five-leg trek from San Francisco to New York.
The Solar Impulse starts the fourth leg of its flight across America, but it will have to make a pit stop in Cincinnati to avoid bad weather before landing in Washington, D.C.